Umar Akmal congratulated Virushka on Twitter and got trolled, here is why

07:46 PM | 14 Dec, 2017
Umar Akmal congratulated Virushka on Twitter and got trolled, here is why

Okay, we admit, Umar Akmal can’t speak English fluently. But the Pakistani wicketkeeper-batsman’s writing skills also appear to be dependent entirely on Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V.

One of the most entertaining cricketers, definitely not on-field, Umar recently sent a congratulatory tweet to India’s skipper Virat Kohli and his bride Anushka Sharma, a movie star, after their wedding pictures went viral on the internet.

There’s certainly nothing wrong in the Pakistani cricketer wishing the couple from across the border as many others – including ex-captain Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Akhtar, and Mohammad Amir - did too. But, what caught the eye of social media users was Umar's blatant use of GOOGLE, after he did not even care to EDIT a typical congratulatory line picked up from some random wedding wishes website.

Perhaps Umar Akmal doesn't bother to think too much when he writes something in English – just like he doesn’t when he’s wearing the gloves.

Soon after the cricketer ‘opened his heart out’ on social media for the newly-wed couple, Twitteratis started trolling Umar for his never-seen-before copy-paste skills.

Moreover, to Umar's disappointment, he never got a response from Virat or Anushka.

Check out here the ‘chain reaction’ on Twitter:

With this, we present you Umar Akmal’s 'most powerful speeches ever made' in English:


The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair


Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 25 Feb 2024 forex rates

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 25, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 25 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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