Shoaib Akhtar has reacted to the news of PTV Sports’ decision to take him and Dr Nauman Niaz off-air after the on-air spat between the two.

Shoaib Akhtar tweeted: “Well, that’s hilarious. I resigned in front of 220 million Pakistanis & billions across the world. Is PTV crazy or what? Who are they to off-air me?”

Earlier it was reported that PTV has taken Dr Nauman Niaz off-air after he had a hot exchange of words with Shoaib Akhtar during the live transmission of the Pakistan and New Zealand match, sources have revealed to Geo News.

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The judgement was made based on the recommendations of a PTV inquiry committee set up to look into the issue.

As per Geo News, the recommendation to take Dr Nauman off air was presented during a meeting of the inquiry committee in which the managing director of the state broadcaster, along with other higher-ups, was present. The inquiry committee had interviewed both Shoaib Akhtar and Dr Nauman.

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The committee was formed after Dr Nauman Niaz and Shoaib Akhtar indulged in a tense and aggressive banter in a live show, after which Shoaib resigned on air.

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Akhtar was giving his opinion on Haris Rauf and mistakenly took Shaheen Shah Afridi’s name. Nauman corrected him and after a heated exchange, Nauman asked the former pacer to leave. Shoaib resigned from the show and later he explained the reason why he did that on social media.