Shoaib Akhtar's fun time on Kapil Sharma's comedy show, Comedy Nights With Kapil, has turned into a nightmare for the Pakistani Cricketer. Some of his comments on the Kapil Sharma show has caused an outrage from all sides, including his own team and others in his country.
Comedy Nights With Kapil, the Colors show is as famous in Pakistan as it is in India. The recent episode that went on air had Shoaib along with Indian player, Harbhajan Singh and Bigg Boss 8 runner-up, Karishma Tanna as guests, was as entertaining as any other episode but the fun was not taken as it was intended by many.
It is a common thing on the show to talk about some of the fun times the players have had on the field or in the dressing room and the same has been done by all the other cricketers who have been on the show. From Kapil Dev to Virendra Sehwag and from Yuvraj Singh to Virat Kohli, every one have made fun of their teammates and themselves but, the "Indian-show" factor has not gone down well with the Pakistan viewers as they have expressed their disappointments and even anger on various social media networks.
"It is unfortunate that our former players behave like this while in a foreign country. What has Akhtar achieved by demeaning our cricket system and officials like this? Was it his way of trying to become popular in India," Huffington Post India quoted an official of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Shoaib has been bombarded with negative remarks and accusations
about the reason for his behaviour being his attempt to make way to
Indian television eventually.
There has been an outrage even among Shoaib's team as well. "I don't know why he was so critical about Pakistan cricket on an Indian channel because I know that he is a patriotic Pakistani when he played for the national team," the website quoted a former Test pacer Sarfraz Nawaz said.