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INDvAFG: Cricket fans troll Afghanistan for ‘match fixing’ after India bag first victory in T20 World Cup

10:54 AM | 4 Nov, 2021
INDvAFG: Cricket fans troll Afghanistan for ‘match fixing’ after India bag first victory in T20 World Cup

DUBAI – Poor performance of Afghan squad against Men in Blue stirred up a recent controversy of match-fixing as cricket fans took to Twitter where they craft memes out of popular movies and shows to explain the situation.

Kohli-led squad on Wednesday crushed Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi and kept alive their hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the mega event.

Netizens got skeptical about the Afghanistan performance as they performed their best in the previous games while the Indian side racked up the tournament’s highest total and restricted their opponents to 144-7.

Cricket fans and trolls took India's start in a different and controversial manner, by making the trend on microblogging platforms about the ongoing contest being ‘fixed’.

A number of social media users seem to think Afghanistan's cricketers threw the crucial game in exchange for hefty cash and lucrative IPL contracts.  Others claimed that the game was fixed and Afghan Tigers was ‘sold’ to the bookies.

Users of the cricket-loving nation pointed out numerous moments from the fixture including poor batting and bowling other than the dropped catches.

Check some of the reactions here:

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Meanwhile, Pakistan cricket legends Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis opposed the recent trends saying people should not pay attention to these ‘match-fixing theories’. The Indian side is strong and just had two bad days at the beginning of the T20 World Cup.

India will now take on the Scotland side tomorrow (Friday) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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PKR exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 21, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.6 for buying and 282.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 300 for buying and 303 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.15 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.6 282.4
Euro EUR 300 303
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.15 76.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.32 751.32
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.41 911.41
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.96 733.96
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 316.9 319.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08

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