5 Pakistani cricketers wished Virushka on their wedding, but only Shahid Afridi got a response

06:21 PM | 14 Dec, 2017
5 Pakistani cricketers wished Virushka on their wedding, but only Shahid Afridi got a response
LAHORE - After India’s skipper Virat Kohli and Bollywood’s beauty Anushka Sharma tied the knot in Italy they received wishes and love from all corners of the world. Among all the wishes that came their way, the ones that came from the Pakistani cricketers caught the attention of many.

Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi was the first one to come up with a congratulatory tweet for the lovely couple. Soon, Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Amir, Azhar Mahmood and Umar Akmal followed as well.

It was indeed a great gesture coming from the other side of the border. The wishes coming from the Pakistani cricketers showcased the warm relationship between cricketers from India and Pakistan. But, surprisingly, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have acknowledged only the good wishes that Shahid Afridi had conveyed.

Shahid Afridi had written, “Congratulations @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma on your wedding. May God Bless you two and give you happiness and a rewarding married life.”

Kohli responded to Afridi and thanked him with similar warmth:

The Indian captain had gifted a signed bat to Afridi earlier this year.

The ‘First Lady of Indian Cricket’ as she’s being called now, also thanked Afridi for his warm gesture.

The Indian captain also replied to his former and current teammates on Twitter. The most interesting was his reply to Ajinkya Rahane. "Thanks Jinx, looking forward to some tips from you."

The newly-wed power couple, who married according to Hindu rites at a countryside resort in Tuscany on Monday, be shifting to their "new residence in Worli in December".

The couple will host a reception in New Delhi for relatives on December 21, followed by a celebration in Mumbai on December 26 to be attended by Bollywood stars and cricketers.

For now, Anushka is set to travel to South Africa along with Virat as India tour the country for a three-match Test, six ODIs and three T20Is series. She will return back to India in the first week of January to shoot for her next Bollywood movie.

Virat is among the world's highest-paid athletes, and Anushka is one of the top actresses in the film industry.

They started dating in 2013 after they met during the filming of a shampoo advert and made their first public appearance a year later during a football match.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91


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