As India celebrated their cricket team’s victory over Australia in World T20 Event, a shocking incident occurred during Aaj Tak’s press coverage of the event, when Pakistani cricket legend Wasim Akram appeared to have been heckled on live TV.
Akram, who at that time was praising Virat Kohli’s performance in the match, had Twitted earlier about cancelling his work commitments for the night.
Due to this merciless attack in my country, I have ceased all work commitments tonight. My heart is with my hometown. Stay strong #Lahore
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) 27 March 2016
Wasim is one of the most respected and loved Pakistani cricketer in India and thus what happened on Aaj Tak shocked many.
Few immediately took to Twitter to express their frustration and said:
Wasim Akram heckled Live on TV by Goons in Mumbai. This is disgraceful and shameful
— Joy (@Joydas) 28 March 2016
— Zakka Jacob (@Zakka_Jacob) 28 March 2016
We hope @wasimakramlive Wasim Akram is fine and safe.Whats happening in the live transmission was really disturbing..
— Sania Khan (@sania_khan01) 28 March 2016
Quick to access the situation, Aaj Tak Sports Editor Vikrant Gupta, quickly responded that Wasim was safe and the people had just objected to the camera being present there.
Friends no need to panic. Nothing wrong with @wasimakramlive – a few people just objected to the cameras there. That’s it
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) 27 March 2016
Here is what had happened during the live show: