Asia Cup 2018: Pakistani news anchor captured showing middle-finger on air
Pakistan had got out of the jail against Afghanistan.
Updated - Sep 24, 2018 2:43 pm
A news anchor has to always keep his/her calm while on the screen. But after the Asia Cup game between Pakistan and Afghanistan, a Pakistani news anchor failed to do so as he was caught showing middle-finger to the camera and was left unknown that the coverage had gone live by then. It was a joyous moment for Pakistan cricket fans as Shoaib Malik had kept his cool and won them the thrilling game.
Pakistan got out of the jail as their opponents put an exceptional fight while defending 257 runs. They had almost botched up the chase despite half-centuries from Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq. But Malik brought all his experience to the fore and didn’t let the game from their hands eventually finishing it in the final over of the chase.
Delighted news anchor caught off-guard
The incident happened on Pakistani news channel Samaa TV when their anchor was delighted after their team’s victory but was not attentive enough to understand that the coverage had gone live. Unaware of the same, during a conversation with one of his colleagues, he showed middle-finger to someone in the studio and suddenly realised that the coverage had started only to get back to his duties with a serious face.
Here’s the video:
When panel producer is in so much hurry to switch!!! RIP Journalism 👇 pic.twitter.com/6NeYRwxNvB
— Syed Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) September 22, 2018
However, the delight was short-lived for Pakistan fans as the arch-rivals thumped them for the second time in four days in the ongoing Asia Cup. Sarfraz Ahmed and his men didn’t really turn up for the encounter as Team India defeated them by nine wickets in a one-sided game. The Men in Green will now have to beat Bangladesh, in what is supposed to be a virtual semi-final, to meet India again in the final.
It will be interesting to see the way they respond to this defeat and play in their next game. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are coming off a confidence-boosting victory over Afghanistan and will be rearing to take on the opposition.