Morning show host Nida Yasir responds to trolling by giving bizarre answers when asked about the 1992 World Cup in a talk show with Shoaib Akhtar.
A short video clip of failing to give the correct answer when Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup despite getting hints from the host spurred many users to troll her. The video has been posted on the official social media account of Urduflix.
Responding to the backlash, Nida said: “What did I do so wrong?” she wrote on her Instagram story. “People usually forget their birthdays and their wedding anniversaries among other things. I know many are depressed due to the current circumstances. If my snafu has brought a smile to your face, please laugh wholeheartedly.” She went on to add, “If God is with someone, no one can harm them. My fans would keep on supporting and loving me. That’s why my motto is ‘back off!’.”
She and Shaista Lodhi were guests on the talk show of former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar currently airing on Urduflix. Akhtar asked Nida Yasir in which year Pakistan won the 1992 world cup. Interestingly, the cricketer had answered as well in the question he asked but the morning show failed to decipher the question.
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Responding to the question, Nida Yasir said, Pakistan won the 1992 World Cup in 2006. Then she said that she will ask Shaista Lodhi. Shoaib Akhtar stopped Lodhi from the morning show host with the right answer. Lodhi then whispered the answer in her ear. The cricketer-turned-host then changed the question and asked when Pakistan win the T20 World Cup of 2009. To which she said, 1992. Shaista Lodhi then asked Nida Yasir to listen to the question properly.
Users are not convinced by her explanation saying that forgetting something and being unable to understand the phrase are two different things and a recent incident reflects on her intellectual abilities.