Abdul Razzaq under fire for his remarks about Aishwarya Rai

05:25 PM | 14 Nov, 2023
Abdul Razzaq under fire for his remarks about Aishwarya Rai
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Abdul Razzaq, a former Pakistani cricketer, has found himself embroiled in controversy following his nasty remarks about Indian actress Aishwarya Rai. In the era of social media, where opinions can rapidly circulate, public figures often face intense scrutiny for their statements. Razzaq's comments, made in the context of a media event discussing Pakistan's performance in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, not only raised eyebrows but also triggered a wave of criticism from netizens across the virtual landscape.

Pakistan's campaign in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 concluded on a somber note, with the Babar Azam-led side failing to qualify for the tournament's semifinals. Winning only four out of nine league-stage fixtures, the Green team faced disappointment. Razzaq's remarks, however, shifted the focus from the team's performance to his unconventional choice of example aimed at critiquing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Razzaq credited Younis Khan's positive captaincy for boosting his own confidence and performance. However, he expressed broader concerns about the lack of positive intentions in Pakistan for player development. Employing a metaphor, he suggested that expecting positive outcomes without fostering a conducive environment is comparable to expecting a virtuous child by marrying Aishwarya.

"In my opinion, we don't really intend to improve and enhance the players. That will never happen if you believe that I will marry Aishwarya (Rai) to have a good-natured and moral child. Therefore, you must first amend your intentions," Razzaq remarked.

These comments swiftly attracted criticism, setting social media ablaze with a diverse range of reactions. Netizens slammed the former cricketer for his analogy and lack of professionalism in bringing the Indian actress into a discussion about cricket and player development. Many also called out Afridi for laughing instead of reprimanding Razzaq.

Former cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar strongly condemned Razzaq's inappropriate joke/comparison on Twitter, emphasizing the need to speak out against such disrespect towards women.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal – March 3, 2024

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against USD and other currencies in the open market on March 3, 2024 (Sunday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.3 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302.5 for buying and 305.5 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 354 for buying, and 359 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.3 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.5.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan – March 3, 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.3 282.45
Euro EUR 302.5 305.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354 359
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.3 77
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.5 75.3
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 737.97 745.97
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209.2
China Yuan CNY 38.82 39.22
Danish Krone DKK 40.23 40.63
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 901.62 910.62
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.49 59.09
New Zealand Dollar NZD 168.97 170.97
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.54 26.84
Omani Riyal OMR 725.68 733.68
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 27.13 27.43
Swiss Franc CHF 314.07 316.57
Thai Bhat THB 7.74 7.89


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