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Pakistan’s Top Sports Moments of 2022

Web Desk 03:35 PM | 29 Dec, 2022
Pakistan’s Top Sports Moments of 2022

From the epic clash between Pakistan and India in Melbourne to Arshad Nadeem’s Commonwaealth Games’ feat and Australia and England's historic visits to PSL thrillers, 2022 has been the year where sports fans in the country witnessed some of the best moments.

Being the cricket-loving nation, Pakistan’s sports lovers came across thrilling performances, even though the national squad could not bring any major triumphs.

Daily Pakistan presents a recap of the historic moments of Pakistani sports this year.

India beat Pakistan in T20 World Cup Thriller

Archrival India pulled off a miracle victory over Babar Azam and led Pakistan in the final over thriller at the ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Melbourne this year.

Photo courtesy: @T20WorldCup (Twitter)

The Asian giants locked horns in the T20 World Cup in front of a jam-packed crowd at the historic Melbourne Cricket Stadium. Pakistan’s battled with authority but Indian star player Virat Kohli’s exceptional innings helped neighboring team clinching the much-anticipated game.

Despite losing the game, the encounter was certainly one of the greatest moments in sports in this year.

International cricket returns to Pakistan

Despite facing humiliation in home series, the South Asian country witnessed cricket greats in homeland. Australia, New Zealand, and England visited Pakistan, months after abandoning the tours.

Photo courtesy: Pakistan Cricket Board (Twitter)

England stunned Pakistan and Babar XI witnessed 3-0 home whitewash. 2022 started with Kangaroos visit and ended with Kiwis tour with England’s dual visits in between.

Pakistan stun India in Women's Asia Cup

Women in Green earned a 13-run win over arch-rival India in Women's Asia Cup in Bangladesh this year. It was the first win for the Team Green in seven years as they last defeated women in blue in a 2016 match.

Photo courtesy: Pakistan Cricket Board (Twitter)

Pakistan’s Nida Dar led home side to a convincing victory with a dominant bowling performance. Indian team could score 124 runs and bowled out in the 20th over while chasing the target.

Pakistan’s Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem bags gold at Commonwealth Games

In August 2022, Pakistan’s star javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem created history by becoming the second Pakistani to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. The 25-year-old achieved the feat with a career-best 90.18-meter throw in the javelin final, edging out Anderson Peters of Grenada who remained runner-up.

Photo courtesy: social media

Nadeem, who is now recovering from a surgical procedure, etched his name in history books after throwing javelin at 86.81 in the first attempt and ended up in fine fashion with a historic 90.15-meter throw.

Nooh Dastagir Butt wins gold for Pakistan

Pakistani weightlifter Nooh Dastagir Butt on Wednesday bagged the maiden gold medal in the Commonwealth Games (CWG) in August this year.

Photo courtesy: social media

Competing in the 109+kg category, Butt lifted 173kg in snatch and 232kg in clean and jerk, setting another record. Overall, Butt lifted 405kg and this too is a record in CWG 2022. It is the second time Pakistan has won the gold medal in CWG's weightlifting event.

Teen cueist Ahsan Ramzan bags IBSF World Snooker Championship

Despite not major achievements in country’s favorite spots, Pakistan’s cueist Ahsan Ramzan won the final of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation, beating Iran’s Amir Sarkosh.

Photo courtesy: IBSF

The Pakistani prodigy claimed the feat after defeating Sarkosh with 5-6 and becomes the third-youngest player to win the World Snooker Championship. Ramzan holds U-16, U-17, and U-18 titles under his belt, clinched IBSF by winning nine frames and losing only two.

Another dismal year for Pakistan hockey

Like the earlier years, 2022 did not bring any delight to the fans in the national sport. Pakistan participated in Asia Cup, Commonwealth Games and Azlan Shah Cup.

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The South Asian, once known for leading field hockey, was knocked out in the group stage.

Lahore Qalandars lift maiden PSL trophy

Lahore Qalandars’ long drought ends with PSL 2022 as Shaheen Shah Afridi led team win the final match of the seventh edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium back in February this year.

Photo courtesy: PSL (Twitter)

Multan Sultan gave them tough time but Qalanadars finished in style. With last win, all six franchises of country’s top cricket league become champions at least one time.

Shehroze Kashif becomes world’s youngest to climb 10 Eight-thousander peaks

Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif added multiple feathers to his cap with his successful summits this year.

He became the world's youngest mountaineer to summit 10 peaks above 8,000 meters after scaling Gasherbrum I, the 11th tallest peak. He holds the record for being sixth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain.

Photo courtesy: @thebroadboy/Instagram

Earlier, he conquered Makra Peak, Broad Peak. In the previous years, the young achiever becomes world’s youngest climber to summit the world’s two tallest mountains Everest and K2.

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 03, 2023 (Friday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 272.25 273.25
Euro EUR 297.32 297.65
UK Pound Sterling GBP 333.31 333.61
U.A.E Dirham AED 73.03 73.33
Saudi Riyal SAR 71.49 71.80
Australian Dollar AUD 188.9 191.3
Bahrain Dinar BHD 712.73 720.73
Canadian Dollar CAD 200.95 203.15
China Yuan CNY 39.67 40.07
Danish Krone DKK 39.11 39.51
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 34.19 34.54
Indian Rupee INR 3.28 3.39
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 877.76 886.76
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 62.83 63.43
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.25 175.25
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.76 27.09
Omani Riyal OMR 696.08 704.08
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 73.62 74.32
Singapore Dollar SGD 204 206
Swedish Korona SEK 25.61 25.91
Swiss Franc CHF 291.69 294.19
Thai Bhat THB 8.15 8.3

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 212,900 on Friday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs182,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs167,318 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 195,157.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Karachi PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Islamabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Peshawar PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Quetta PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sialkot PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Attock PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujranwala PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Jehlum PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Multan PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Bahawalpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Gujrat PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nawabshah PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Chakwal PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Hyderabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Nowshehra PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Sargodha PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Faisalabad PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420
Mirpur PKR 212,900 PKR 2,420

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