Akram and Younis to obtain Hilal-e-Imtiaz

Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, Pakistan’s two highest wicket-takers in worldwide cricket, will obtain the Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the nation’s second-highest civilian award, later this month.

The Pakistan authorities introduced on Monday that together with Akram and Younis, legspinner Yasir Shah will obtain the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s third-highest civilian award.

In Yasir’s brief worldwide profession of 35 Exams and 19 ODIs, he has made loads of heads flip. Towards New Zealand final yr, he grew to become the quickest bowler, by way of matches, to take 200 Take a look at wickets and break Clarrie Grimmett’s 82-year-old report. Yasir additionally holds the report for the perfect bowling figures for a Pakistan spinner in Exams – 14 for 184 in opposition to New Zealand.

“The three are deserving recipients,” the PCB stated by way of a press launch. “Wasim and Waqar are highly-respected commentators and have performed their position in enhancing the picture of Pakistan and cricket as broadcasters, whereas Yasir has had a lion’s share in Pakistan’s main Take a look at wins within the current previous.”

The three cricketers can be given their awards on March 23 by president Dr Arif Alvi. Akram and Younis beforehand obtained the Delight-of-Efficiency awards in 1992 and 1995, respectively.