Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli all praise for Babar Azam ahead of Pakistan-India clash

02:36 PM | 28 Aug, 2022
Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli all praise for Babar Azam ahead of Pakistan-India clash
Source: Babar Azam (Twitter)

DUBAI – Former Indian skipper and star batter Virat Kohli heaped praise on Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam, calling him ‘the top batsman in the world across format’.

Babar Azam was performing consistently and rightly so, he has amazing talent and I've always enjoyed watching him play, Virat said while speaking to an Indian media outlet.

Recalling his old days, the 33-year-old mentioned he first met Babar in the 2019 World Cup and said the Pakistan star always treated him with regard and respect, adding that Babar’s behavior has not changed, despite growing in stature.

The star batter, who has been plagued by a run of poor form for quite some time, said he always enjoyed watching Babar’s play.

"The cricketing foundations of the Pakistani skipper are very solid…these kinds of characters go a long way and inspire masses, and I see that happening with him as well," he added.

Babar and Virat recently made headlines as the duo spotted interacting with big smiles ahead of the much-awaited clash. In a video shared by the India board, Virat can be seen exchanging pleasantries with Babar.

The moment between the two of the best hitters of the contemporary age is being celebrated the most by the fans, while they will face off today.

Men in Green will start their Asia Cup campaign with high octane clash against archrival India on Sunday, at the Dubai International Stadium.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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