Virat Kohli notched up his 50th century in ODIs during the ICC World Cup semifinal clash against New Zealand at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, surpassing the legendary Sachin Tendulkar's world record of 49 tons.
In a dazzling display of skill and determination, Kohli reached the century mark in just 106 balls, with Tendulkar himself applauding from the stands as the Indian cricket maestro crossed the monumental milestone.
Expressing his admiration on Instagram, Tendulkar reminisced about their first meeting in the Indian dressing room, where a prank was played on Kohli that involved touching Tendulkar's feet. Tendulkar, now amused, noted how Kohli had touched not just his feet but also his heart with his unparalleled passion and cricketing prowess. He expressed sheer joy at witnessing the evolution of the once-young boy into the formidable 'Virat' player.
Tendulkar further shared his happiness at an Indian cricketer breaking his record, especially on the grand stage of the World Cup Semifinal and at his home ground.
The cricketing world echoed this sentiment, with many celebrities, including Kunal Singh, Shehnaaz Gill, and Rajkummar Rao, showering praise in the comments.
The celebration extended beyond the realm of cricket, as actors Arjun Kapoor, Shehnaaz Gill, Anil and Sonam Kapoor celebrated Kohli's remarkable feat on their respective Instagram accounts.
Even international sports icon David Beckham joined the chorus of congratulations on Instagram, referring to Virat as the "King" in acknowledgement of his unparalleled achievements.
Pakistani rupee remained stable against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold increased by thousands of rupees due to an upward trend in the international market.
On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs219,800 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs188,450.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs201,482, 21 karat rate costs Rs192,325 and 18k gold rate is Rs164,850.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Sunday.
|Lahore||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Karachi||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Islamabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Peshawar||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Quetta||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sialkot||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Attock||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujranwala||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Jehlum||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Multan||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Gujrat||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nawabshah||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Chakwal||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Hyderabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Nowshehra||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Sargodha||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Faisalabad||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|
|Mirpur||PKR 219,800||PKR 2,730|