A video of Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Butt talking about the comment of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on achieving a platinum medal is making rounds on social media.
The Pakistani athlete was invited to the local show, where the host asked him about his thoughts on Shehbaz Sharif’s statement asking the Pakistani gold medalists of the Commonwealth Games to win the platinum medal in the future. Two Pakistani athletes, Arshad Nadeem and Nooh Butt, have won gold medals in Javelin Throw and Weightlifting for Pakistan, respectively.
The video shows the host asking Nooh Butt how he controlled his laughter after listening to the comments of Shehbaz Sharif. The athlete said he was amused that the country’s premier does not know that a platinum medal does not exist in Olympics. Adding that, he wondered what would he do for Pakistan then.
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Butt added a hilarious comment that a platinum medal exists in the online game PUBG; Pakistani athletes should play that game to win the platinum medal. The audience laughed off at the comments of Nooh Butt. The video is gaining traction on social media.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif was mocked online for his ‘platinum medal’ statement last month. He made a gaffe while addressing the Pakistani medalists in Commonwealth Games and Islamic Solidarity Games.
PM Sharif said that he wishes the medalists who won bronze to win silver; who won silver should win gold; the athletes who won gold should try to win a ‘platinum’ medal next time. The audience, however, responded to him with applause.
A short clip of PM Shehbaz Sharif from his speech went viral on social media. Netizens posted hilarious comments on social media; some reminded the premier that the ‘platinum medal’ does not exist. Others posted laughing emojis.
A social media user, in his hilarious comment, asked what the gold medalists will have to do to win a platinum medal next time. Another said, perhaps sports organizations globally should introduce platinum medals after the suggestion from Shehbaz Sharif.