Profile: Saim Ayub

03:16 PM | 18 Apr, 2023
Profile: Saim Ayub
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Saim Ayub is an emerging and sensational batting talent of Pakistan national cricket team. In a shorter cricketing career, he is being acknowledged and rated as very exciting talent who carries stronger glimpses of former star left–handed batter Saeed Anwar’s class, timing and aggression. He has fascinated the audience with his classical drives, cheeky late cuts, unconventional scooping shots and innovative leg flicks. 

Saim Ayub was born on May 24, 2002, in Karachi, Pakistan. He is a left-handed batman and a right-arm off-break bowler.

Making his first-class debut, he represented Sindh as left handed opener in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in December 2020. Impressively, he scored 62 runs in his first innings against Southern Punjab. Since making a debut, he has performed in several first-class matches and has shown consistency in his batting.

He made his Twenty20 (T20) debut for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League on February 20, 2021. He also made his matchless performances in PSL 2021 edition. He represented Karachi Kings franchise where he performed and contributed significantly in several matches for the team. In his debut PSL season, he scored 106 runs in 7 innings, with a highest score of 35.

After his performances in PSL 7 edition, he was picked by Peshawar Zalmi to play in Pakistan Super League 2023 edition. He scored 341 runs in 12 matches with a healthy strike rate of 165.53.

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Acknowledging Saim Ayub’s talent and skill, he was named in Pakistan's Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the series against Afghanistan in March 2023. He made his T20I debut in the first match of the series on March 24, 2023. He produced some classic shots and made his presence felt in this series as emerging left handed player.

Currently, he is considered to be one of the most promising young cricketers in Pakistan domestic cricket arena. He stands distinct with his stylish left-handed batting style and tricky handy off-break bowling as all-rounder. 

Saim Ayub has innate talent and natural love for cricket that runs into the family. His father, Ayub Ahmed, also used to play cricket at the club level in Karachi, and his uncle, Mohammad Javed, also played cricket at the club level. Interestingly, Saim started his tape ball cricket from Gulistan-e-Johar, Karachi and smashed the most street lights and other things while playing cricket in his flat and even disturbed people’s sleep.

In an interview with Geo TV, he also said that cricket taught him how to rise after falling. He further shared details of his family that two of his elder brothers and his father used to play cricket with him at home. He said he was basically a right-handed person, but his brother changed his batting style unintentionally while teaching him how to hold the bat and take position as a batsman. He said that gradually his muscle memory developed as a left-handed batsman and he polished his technique and temper gradually.

Recalling the most memorable moments of his cricketing career so far, Ayub shared in this interview that he can’t forget the day when he opened the innings along with Babar Azam for Peshawar Zalmi against Lahore Qalandars in the PSL8 and scored a 50 in this match. He said it was the best moment of his life when he debuted for Pakistan’s national cricket team and got the official cricket kit and jerseys. In another interview, he expressed his desire to play alongside the greatest Virat Kohli in Indian Premier League. He is a great admirer of Kohli’s cricketing manners and ethics. 

Saim Ayub produced his power-hitting ability to score 47 off 28 in first match against New Zealand in the ongoing T20 series. He strongly feels that adopting an aggressive approach in the game was crucial for relevance in modern-day international cricket and he aims to follow suit the same spirit.

Cricket analysts say Saim Ayub will be a glittering star in the game with his talent, dexterity and professional flair.


Pakistani rupee recovers against US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham and Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee continues recovering losses against US dollar and other currencies amid positive economic cues.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Tuesday, the US dollar moved down and was being quoted at 283.6 for buying and 286.65 for selling.

Euro slides down to 309 for buying and 312 for selling. British Pound rate inches up to 360 for buying, and 363.5 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED dropped to 77.50 whereas the Saudi Riyal rate stands at 75.90.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 5 December 2023

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

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 309 312
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360 363.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.5 78.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.9 76.7
Australian Dollar AUD 187.72 188.22
Bahrain Dinar BHD 757.72 765.72
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.93 40.33
Danish Krone DKK 41.59 41.99
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.46 36.81
Indian Rupee INR 3.42 3.53
Japanese Yen JPY 1.49 1.56
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.11 931.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.97 61.57
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.89 177.89
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.68 26.98
Omani Riyal OMR 740.01 748.01
Qatari Riyal QAR 78.27 78.97
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.45 27.75
Swiss Franc CHF 327.65 330.15
Thai Bhat THB 8.16 8.31

Gold Rates in Pakistan - Check today gold price - 5 December 2023

The gold remained under pressure in Pakistan amid a huge drop in price of the precious metal despite in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 5 December 2023

On Tuesday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs218,500 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs187,330. 

Single tola of 24 karat is Rs218,500, 22 Karat Gold costs Rs200,290, rate of 21 karat gold stands at Rs191,190 whereas 18k gold rate is Rs163,875.00 for each tola.

In the global market, gold saw huge drop in price, coming down to $2037 per ounce after drop of $81.79.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Karachi PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Islamabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Peshawar PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Quetta PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sialkot PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Attock PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujranwala PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Jehlum PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Multan PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Bahawalpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Gujrat PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nawabshah PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Chakwal PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Hyderabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Nowshehra PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Sargodha PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Faisalabad PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720
Mirpur PKR 218,500 PKR 2,720


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