‘Domination’: Babar Azam crowned ICC ODI Player of the Year for second time in a row

11:19 AM | 26 Jan, 2023
‘Domination’: Babar Azam crowned ICC ODI Player of the Year for second time in a row
Source: ICC/Twitter

DUBAI – Pakistani skipper and flamboyant batter Babar Azam is undoubtedly ruling the cricket world as he bagged the ICC ODI Player of the Year award for the second time in a row.

The top cricket authority dubbed his feat as domination, saying the 28-year-old had a year to remember in one-day cricket in 2021, adding that he produced even better in 2022 and remained finest, maintaining his lead as the top batter on ICC Men's ODI Player Rankings.

In the press release, ICC said the Pakistani captain, who also ruled in other formats, played nine ODI matches in 2022 and made them count, hitting three tons, and a further five half-centuries.

It also commended Babar for leading Men in Green with aplomb and for just one loss throughout the year.

On Tuesday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) named Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in the Men’s Test Team of the Year 2022.

Pakistan’s Test captain Babar Azam was consistently outstanding with the bat throughout 2022, scoring four centuries and a further seven half-centuries in the calendar year.

The 28-year-old is acknowledged and applauded as an ace player with his matchless and genuine technique, temperament and talent all over the world. He is the only batsman in the world who is currently in the top-5 of the ICC rankings in all formats.

He has won laurels for his historic and memorable batting display with his classical drives, cheeky late cuts, immaculate straight drives and innovative leg flicks. The cricket gurus and pundits rate his technique and skill as one of the finest batsman of the contemporary cricket arena.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 20 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remained largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 20, 2024 (Tuesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.05 for buying and 282.1 for selling.

On Tuesday, Euro stands at 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.4 for buying, and 355.4 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.55 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.2.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 20 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.05 282.1
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.4 355.4
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.55 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.2 75
Australian Dollar AUD 180 182
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.12 751.12
Canadian Dollar CAD 206.5 208.5
China Yuan CNY 38.84 39.24
Danish Krone DKK 40.24 40.64
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.74 36.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.48 3.59
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 906.33 915.33
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.1 172.1
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 725.75 733.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 207
Swedish Korona SEK 26.85 27.15
Swiss Franc CHF 315.64 318.14
Thai Bhat THB 7.93 8.08


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