Profile: Babar Azam

03:25 PM | 2 Dec, 2022
Profile: Babar Azam
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Babar Azam is the current Captain of Pakistan cricket team in T20, ODI and Test formats.

The 28-year-old is acknowledged and applauded as an ace player with his matchless and genuine technique, temperament and talent all over the world. He is the only batsman in the world who is currently in the top-5 of the ICC rankings in all formats.

He has won laurels for his historic and memorable batting display with his classical drives, cheeky late cuts, immaculate straight drives and innovative leg flicks. The cricket gurus and pundits rate his technique and skill as one of the finest batsman of contemporary cricket arena.

Glancing at his glorious past, he made his international ODI debut against West Indies at Dubai International Cricket on 31st October, 2016.

He played his test debut on 31st May 2015 against Zimbabwe in front of his home ground Gaddaffi Stadium Lahore. Apart of these two known formats, he started his T20 career against England at Old Trafford on 7th September, 2016.

At the international level, Babar Azam established himself as the best player in Under-15 World cricket Championship at the age of 14 years.

He has also played two ICC Under-19 World Championship in 2010 and 2012 and steered Pakistan team in the Final and Quarter Final respectively. 

At domestic cricket circuit, he made his appearance in a list-A match from ZTBL against Pakistan Customs at the age of 15 years.

His cricket journey sprawls around years with his extraordinary performances. As first-class cricketer, he made his debut against the National Bank of Pakistan in Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Division on 10th December 2010 to accept challenges of T20 cricket, he played his first T20 debut for Lahore Eagles against Hyderabad Hawks in the Fayasal Bank T-20 Cup at Lahore on 1st December 2012.

Babar Azam possesses several unique and matchless records as an international player including joint-fastest player in ODIs to score 1000 runs; 2nd Pakistani player who secured century in Australia; 1st player in ODI history to score 5 consecutive centuries; 1st Pakistani player to score fastest 3000 runs in ODI; 1st middle-order batsman to score 100 in a World Cup match after 32 years; joint-fastest batsman to score 1500 runs in T20; contributed in Pakistan highest Partnership in T20; leading Pakistani scorer in year 2016, 2017 and 2019; Pakistan’s leading Test scorer in 2018, 2019; No.1 ODI batsman in ICC rankings 2021; 4th ranked batsman in ICC T20 rankings 2022; fastest Asian batsman to score 11,000 runs; and named as captain of the ICC Men's T20I Team of the Year 2021. 

After captaining Karachi Kings in the previous seasons, Babar Azam has now joined Peshawar Zalmi for the upcoming eighth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in the Platinum category.

At the international cricket T20 leagues, Babar Azam proved his mettle as the most reliable batsman while representing different international tournaments. He has played some phenomenal innings in BPL, CPL and England Somerset tournament. He scored century on 16th September 2020 against Glamorgan during t20 Blast county cricket competition.

Most significantly, Babar Azam was the youngest Pakistani cricket player (27 years) who will receive “Sitara-e-Imtiaz” as Pakistan’s third most prestigious civilian award on 23rd march 2023, Pakistan day. The federal government announced earlier this year to confer this award to Babar Azam on 14th August 2022.  

Born on October 15, 1994 in Lahore, Babar belongs to a Muslim Punjabi family who rose up in Lahore and initiated his domestic cricket there. He hails from a background in cricket, with three of his cousins Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal having represented Pakistan cricket on an international level.

Babar Azam has simply excelled in the race for his exceptional and splendid batting technique and classic display. For the last one decade, he arose himself as the finest batsman Pakistan ever produced and leading batsman at international level. He emerged as glittering star with his meritorious commitment, professional flair and self-belief.

The entire nation feels proud of his contribution and leadership qualities as captain leading from the best. His journey of excellence, dexterity and Classic skills is never ending and the fans believe that Babar Azam will be sailing higher and higher with his infinite and wonderful performances for Pakistan.


Rupee remains stable against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar in the open bank market on Friday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.3 for buying and 288.15 for selling.

Euro moves down to 311 for buying and 314 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 358.5 for buying, and 361.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 76.20.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan – 1 December 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.3 288.15
Euro EUR 311 314
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 361.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 78 78.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.2 77
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 759.67 767.67
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.59 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.63 36.98
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 926.7 935.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 325.9 328.4
Thai Bhat THB 8.23 8.38

Gold rates drop in Pakistan; Check today’s gold rates 1 December 2023

KARACHI – The gold price continues to climb up in the local market in line of upward trend in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 1 December 2023

On Thursday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs217,400, and the price for 10-gram gold reached Rs186,390.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,282, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,225 and 18k gold rate hovers around Rs163,050.

In international market, the price of precious metal hovers around $2,045 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Karachi PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Islamabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Peshawar PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Quetta PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sialkot PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Attock PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujranwala PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Jehlum PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Multan PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Bahawalpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Gujrat PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nawabshah PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Chakwal PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Hyderabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Nowshehra PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Sargodha PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Faisalabad PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696
Mirpur PKR 217,400 PKR 2,696


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