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'NASA scientists set Ronaldo's diet plan' – Ramiz Raja's hilarious claim triggers meme fest

11:28 PM | 9 Dec, 2023
Ramiz Raja
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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) former chairman Ramiz Raja is facing a backlash on social media for his hilarious claim about legendary Portuguese footballer Christiano Ronaldo's diet plan. 

The former Pakistani cricketer said on a TV show that it was in fact NASA scientists who were setting the diet plan for former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Ramiz's statement about Ronaldo's diet plan became an instant hit on social media.

During a discussion on a TV programme about the fitness of the Pakistani cricket team, Ramiz said that Ronaldo's diet was curated by scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He was trolled left, right and centre over his claim. 

Earlier, Ramiz stirred a controversy for laughing at a racist remark against fashion designer and actor Masaba Gupta. 

"Dear Ramiz Raja (sir) grace is a quality few have. My father, mother and I have it in spades. You have none. Sickening to see you laugh on national TV in Pakistan at something the world stopped laughing at about 30 years back. Step into the future. All 3 of us are here with our chin up. #ramizraja," Masaba wrote in an X (formerly known as Twitter) post.

Ramiz was ousted as the PCB chief last year. He was removed from the top post just one year into his three-year term in 2022. A 14-member management committee led by Najam Sethi had replaced Ramiz and other PCB board members at the time.

Ramiz returned to broadcasting after his departure from PCB. During the ICC World Cup 2023 in India, Ramiz slammed the Pakistan side for their flop show in the event.

"After this World Cup, there has to be a serious discussion about altering the DNA of this team. They need a complete overhaul in terms of mindset, approach, new talent, and new ideas. We need to improve on each and every aspect. Pakistan have hit rock bottom," Ramiz had said.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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