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. 

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USD to PKR: Pakistani rupee continues recovery against dollar, rises by Rs1.04 in interbank

KARACHI – The Pakistani rupee continued its positive trajectory against the US dollar in the interbank market on Thursday with the local currency’s recovery relating to crackdown launched against hoarders and outflows of the foreign currency through unlawful means.

During the intraday trading, PKR moved up against the USD, and hovered at 287.73, with an increase of Rs1.04, in the interbank market.

Yesterday, the Pakistani rupee appreciated 0.36pc to settle at 288.75.

Last week, the government said a crackdown to prevent cross-border smuggling was initiated across Pakistan. The country’s central bank also stepped up supervision of the foreign exchange market, ordering banks to set up separate entities to conduct forex transactions.

The SBP also introduced structural reforms in the exchange companies’ sector to provide better services and to ensure a transparent system.

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – September 28, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,600 on Thursday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 177,700. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 28 September 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Karachi PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Islamabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Peshawar PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Quetta PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sialkot PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Attock PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujranwala PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Jehlum PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Multan PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Bahawalpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Gujrat PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nawabshah PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Chakwal PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Hyderabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Nowshehra PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Sargodha PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Faisalabad PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495
Mirpur PKR 202,600 PKR 2,495


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