Former Pakistan Skipper Wasim Akram Gets Formally Inducted Into PCB Hall Of Fame

Updated - 20 Feb 2022, 06:21 PM

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Former Pakistan skipper and a legend of the game of cricket Wasim Akram was formally inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 20. Akram’s glorious career spanned nearly 20 years and he was a part of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning side under Imran Khan.

Wasim Akram was formally inducted into the Hall of Fame by former West Indies skipper Viv Richards. He is an ICC Hall of Famer himself and someone who has seen Akram from very close quarters courtesy of his association in the PSL 2022.

Wasim Akram is one of the eight former Pakistan cricketers who are members of the PCB Hall of Fame. Others are Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas who will be included in the elite list in the upcoming days.

Viv Richards congratulated Wasim Akram as he inducted him into the PCB Hall of Fame, He also remembered the first time they faced off in international cricket.

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“I feel delighted to have been awarded the opportunity to formally induct Wasim Akram into the PCB Hall of Fame. My first encounter with Wasim Akram was in 1985 in Australia and in the twilight of my career, I was happy I would not be facing him much.

“I clearly remember telling my junior partner that he will cause a lot of problems for his generation of cricketers and Wasim proved me right. Wasim has been an outstanding cricketer and a great ambassador for our sport,” said Richards.

Akram also reacted to his inclusion in the PCB Hall of Fame. He has a rich legacy in the nation’s cricket and is someone who is being seen as a torchbearer of Pakistan cricket on the world map. He ended his international career with  916 wickets and scored 6,615 runs between 1984 to 2003.

It Has Been An Honour To Represent Pakistan: Wasim Akram

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Wasim Akram. Image-PTI

“I feel privileged to have received this great honour from Sir Vivian Richards, one of the most iconic figures in cricket, and at a venue that remained my home ground during my playing career.

“I also want to compliment the Pakistan Cricket Board for launching this initiative to recognise and acknowledge the contributions of former cricketers.

“It has been an honour to represent Pakistan over 18 years during which I played in 460 international matches. Every wicket and every run I scored in these matches was priceless.

“I can’t thank God Almighty enough for providing me the opportunity to serve this great country at the highest level,” Akram concluded saying.

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