Babar Azam, Virat Kohli all smiles while shaking hands ahead of Pakistan vs India encounter in Asia Cup

04:00 PM | 25 Aug, 2022
Babar Azam, Virat Kohli all smiles while shaking hands ahead of Pakistan vs India encounter in Asia Cup
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DUBAI – Cricket fans go gaga as Pakistani captain Babar Azam and former Indian skipper Virat Kohli were all smiles during the rare interaction at ICC Cricket Academy ahead of a high-octane encounter in Asia Cup.

The brief but heartwarming interaction between the players of arch rival nations soon went viral on social media.

A clip shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) official Twitter account showed star batter Babar Azam, who can be seen smiling, while Kohli was seen initiating a mild chat with the Pakistani skipper.

The duo greeted each other when Men in Blue were busy in practicing session ahead of the mega event. Other players from neighboring countries were also seen introducing themselves to one another in the recent clip.

Pakistani captain is an ardent supporter of Virat Kohli, who is currently out of form. Earlier, Babar shared a picture of himself and Kohli, showing his support for the former Indian captain amid a rough patch.

Indian batter also cheered Babar for extending support. “Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best,” he wrote in a tweet that garnered huge praise.

Cricket between two sides is a high-voltage sport, rousing patriotic fervour on both sides of the border, this time Team Green will kick off their campaign against India on August 28, as all eyes will be on the high-stakes match.

Last year, Babar led the Pakistani squad outclassed India by 10 wickets in a T20 World Cup match in Dubai in their historic encounter.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 18 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 18, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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