Exposed: The real story behind Pakistan's victory against India

03:20 PM | 19 Jun, 2017
Exposed: The real story behind Pakistan's victory against India
Pakistan's triumph in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India and for all those that missed this monumental drubbing, here is a summary of the proceedings at the Oval:

The result has sent shockwaves across the nation considering Pakistan cricket teams persistence to perform poorly in major tournaments held in the last decade. In fact, this win has surprised even the most optimistic of Pakistanis who now take solace in the fact that 1992 mein bhi tareekh 22 Ramadan thi; those of a less superstitious persuasion may opt for the Aamir Sohail theory.

As unknown 18-year-olds and Navy graduates became heroes, Rishi Kapoor was perhaps the first one to be provided with a lesson in humility and passionate individuals on this side of the border such as Faisal Qureshi and Aamir Liaqat were afforded an opportunity to channel their bulging patriotism. Well done Rishi Kapoor, you made Faisal Qureshi look good.

For those who require further context (and for all those who have seen this tweet a hundred times but still laugh each time):

To be fair, the Hockey/Kho Kho team one wasn’t bad banter considering the manner in which Pakistan slumped to a 124 run defeat against India at the start of the tournament. However, Mister Kapoor(a) must now be wishing that he been content with his neighbour's lack of a cricket team.

*On a side note, it should be clarified that neither Pakistans Hockey nor Kho Kho teams were available anyway as the hockey team is busy defending its title of mediocrity in world cup qualifying while the Kho Kho team is currently on a tour of Thailand.

Not happy one way or the other, typically Indian.

The Rishi Kapoor noise was so loud that for a second it was easy to forget the tweets of a certain Sehwag whose taunts can be a little cryptic at times and may require interpretation:

So that’s what he meant; kids these days.

How cute.

While some gambled lineage, others were willing to give up prime real estate for a moment to be cocky:

And what do you do when Muhammad Aamir rips the ‘worlds best top order’ a new hole?

Or the classic:

And perhaps the best part, we now have our own advertisement in response to the infamous ‘Mauka Mauka’:

Also, it’s nice to see televisions broken on that side of the border too. These activities (such as effigy burning) had been done so much in Pakistan that it lost its appeal. Now that our hopes are up again, we can form mobs and destroy miscellaneous electronics the next time Pakistan is embarrassed on the cricketing stage.

Zeeshan Iftakhar is a student of Law at LUMS and a keen admirer of qeemay walay naan.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

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 - 26 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 2.1 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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