Why is Shahid Afridi unhappy with Shaheen Shah Afridi?

07:49 PM | 4 Apr, 2024
Shaheen Shah Afridi
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Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi on Thursday opened up about the recent changes in the leadership of the national cricket team. 

In a statement, Shahid Afridi lamented his removal and removal of some other players as captain of the national cricket team. He expressed his desire for his son-in-law Shaheen Shah Afridi to focus on cricket instead of captaincy. 

Shahid Afridi said that he advised Shaheen Afridi to focus on his own game instead of accepting captaincy of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Lahore Qalandars, but the left-arm pacer didn't take his advice into account. 

Shahid Afridi said that he always tried to keep Shaheen away from captaincy. He said that his and many other captains' tenure ended at a bad note.

Shahid Afridi's remarks come a few days after the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reinstated Babar Azam as Pakistan cricket team's captain for T20I and one-day internationals (ODIs) just days before the five-match T20I series against New Zealand. Pakistan is hosting New Zealand and the first match of the series will be played on April 18.

The PCB said in a statement that replacing Shaheen with Babar was a "strategic move" and it reflected the board's will to safeguard players' longevity, especially the fast bowlers.

In November last year, the PCB had appointed Shaheen as the team's T20 skipper after accepting Babar's resignation from the post. Babar's decision to resign from the captaincy was triggered by Pakistan cricket team's poor performance in the 2023 Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup.

Expressing his views about the team's captaincy, Shahid Afridi once again reiterated his support for Mohammad Rizwan and recalled that he had in fact advised the previous PCB chairman to appoint the wicket-keeper batter as the team's skipper for the white-ball format.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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