LAHORE – Babar Azam’s gameplay is no less than a treat to watch as he plays cover drives like he was born into it. With all the acclamation, Pakistan’s all-format captain made his name in cricket and became top ranked batter for his elegant batting technique.
The right-handed batter possesses a solid defense and is equally comfortable playing both pace and spin bowlers, but he fails to impress the former star bowler Mohammad Asif, who is still known for his magical spells but was convicted of conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments.
Ahead of the World Cup, Asif made startling revelations, saying he selected Babar Azam during trials.
Calling Babar one of the finest batters, Asif said he plays dots in the power-play and puts pressure on Rizwan. “I can bowl a maiden over to Babar Azam in T20 cricket even today, and he cannot hit the ball if you bowl good deliveries to him,” he said.
Asif also claimed to select Babar Azam in ZTBL trials, saying people can skippe's father that he picked Babar.
As Asif’s statement made headlines, the father of skipper, Azam Siddiqui responded to the development, and recalled the early cricketing journey of his son on his Instagram account.
He said Asif was making desperate efforts for a comeback after his match-fixing scandal in those days.
Azam Siddiqui said his son smashed 84 runs, but Asif managed to dismiss him, and after his dismissal, his son lamented Asif behavior for using harsh language towards him.
"Dear Mohammad Asif, every person bears responsibility for their own deeds. Should the occasion arise, Babar is ready to play a maiden over to demonstrate his respect for you," Azam said, urging the fans not to make any more fuss about this matter.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, 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 fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|