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Kiwi commentator's remarks on Hassan Ali's wife draw online criticism

01:20 PM | 11 Mar, 2023
Kiwi commentator's remarks on Hassan Ali's wife draw online criticism

Although former New Zealand cricketer Simon Doull previously set off a social media storm for his blunt criticism on Pakistan cricketers during the 8th season of Pakistan Super League (PSL), netizens were quite done and dragged him into another problem.

The Kiwi cricketer-turned-commentator — who is currently in Pakistan for commentary in the Pakistan Super League — dug himself a pit as he was heard commenting on Hasan Ali’s wife, Samiya Arzoo. 

Right when the winning team was celebrating its triumph, Doull's extempore appreciation for Ali's wife was heard.

Doulle said, “She has won it. She has won a few hearts as well I believe. That is superb, absolutely stunning. And the victory.”

The 53-year-old's fellow commentator, instead of making him telling him about the identity of the female spectator, laughed, saying, “Doully, you’re hot. Like Islamabad United (referring to the team’s red jersey). Red hot.”

To avoid any confusion, the video circulating on social media is from Match No. 24 played between Islamabad United and Multan Sultans on March 7 at the Pindi Club Ground in Rawalpindi.

“Simon Doull about Hassan Ali's wife,” read the caption of the video with an astonished face emoji, although Doull hadn't uttered anything untoward. 

The already fuming Twitterati was ticked off by Doull’s comment and criticised him on social media, although some suggested that the lambastkng was uncalled for.

The Pakistani cricketer, Hassan Ali, his wife Samiya Arzoo, an Indian national, tied the knot in August 2019 in Dubai. The couple is blessed with a daughter.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 20 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains marginally same against US Dollar and other currencies on April 20, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

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

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
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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