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Saim Ayub shares his journey from Gulistan-e-Johar to Pakistan cricket team

11:38 PM | 8 Apr, 2023
Saim Ayub shares his journey from Gulistan-e-Johar to Pakistan cricket team
Source: Peshawar Zalmi (Twitter)

Saim Ayub is the latest batting sensation in the Pakistani squad who plays as an opening batsman in the national cricket team.

Born May 24, 2002 in Karachi, Ayub has played for teams such as Peshawar Zalmi, Rangpur Riders and Sindh 2nd XI. In 2023, he was picked by Peshawar Zalmi to play in Pakistan’s national cricket league, Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is a top order left-handed batsman who rose to fame through his performance in the Eighth Edition of the PSL.

Recently, Ayub sat for a brief interview and shared with his fans how his cricketing career started and how proud he feels about representing Pakistan.

Answering a question from the interviewer, Ayub said he was the one in Gulistan-e-Johar who smashed the most street lights and other things while playing cricket in his flat and disturbed people’s sleep. He said that cricket taught him how to rise after falling.

He said that two of his elder brothers and his father used to play cricket with him at home. He said he was basically a right-handed person, but his brother changed his batting style unintentionally while teaching him how to hold the bat and take position as a batsman. He said that gradually his muscle memory developed as a left-handed batsman.

Ayub said that he does every task with his right hand except batting. He said that Fridays used to be his best days because he used to go to the cricket academy just on Fridays. He said he had a special fragrance of his academy days and the cricket kit in his mind. He said that his passion for cricket cost him his education.

Recalling the most memorable moments of his cricketing career so far, Ayub said he can’t forget the day when he opened the innings along with Babar Azam for Peshawar Zalmi against Lahore Qalandars in the PSL8 and scored a 50 in this match. He said it was the best moment of his life when he debuted for Pakistan’s national cricket team and got the official cricket kit and jerseys. 

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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