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‘Mickey Arthur most powerful coach in Pakistan cricket history’: Hafeez

09:08 PM | 31 Mar, 2020
‘Mickey Arthur most powerful coach in Pakistan cricket history’: Hafeez

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez believes Mickey Arthur was the most powerful coach in the history of Pakistan cricket, saying everything went according to his way.

“Whatever Mickey wanted whether it was good or bad it was done. He was given a lot of powers that the other coaches lacked.

There were also double standards and favoritism during his time,” he said while talking to a private news channel.

To a question, he said he liked former coaches late Bob Woolmer and Mohsin Hasan Khan who had been associated with the national team in the past.

“Bob was a great coach, he was good on basics and setting conditions and also made good combinations in the team. On the other hand, Mohsin has a good sense of cricket and he really impressed me,” he said and added we have good former cricketers in the country whose skills should be utilized.

Speaking about his retirement, Hafeez who was also termed as ‘Professor’ said he was seeing himself retiring after this year’s Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Australia.

“I want to retire respectfully after the T20 World Cup but will continue playing leagues around the world as long as I am fit and performing,” Hafeez, who scored 1,992 runs in 91 T20s said.

Hafeez, who scored 3,652 runs in 55 Tests, said Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s batting sensation Babar Azam should not be compared. “Kohli is a brilliant cricketer and Babar is also playing exceptionally well. Both have their own class,” he said.

He said standards need to be set regarding cricketers who bring a bad name to the country.

Hafeez, who scored 6,614 runs in 218 ODIs, also lauded Pakistan Cricket Board, the government and the armed forces for staging full-fledged edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 in the country. “People missed this type of festivity for the past 10 to 12 years,” he said.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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