A medal which was awarded to Pakistan’s former captain, Imran Khan in 1987 was lost years ago. It was found by a person named Shakeel Ahmed, and he has donated it to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Museum.
PCB’s Chairman, Ehsan Mani expressed his gratitude to Shakeel Ahmed at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore for returning the prestigious medal. The medals were awarded to the captain of India and Pakistan, Kapil Dev and Imran Khan, respectively in 1987 as a celebration mark for the golden jubilee of the Cricket Club of India (CCI).
Imran Khan lost his medal
Ten years ago Shakeel Ahmed found this medal of the former skipper. He revealed that the medal was in poor condition. Ahmed, a collector of valued memorabilia, approached the PCB when he realized that the medal belonged to the 1992 World Cup-winning captain.
As quoted by Cricket Pakistan, Shakeel Ahmed said, “I have been collecting memorial coins, notes, and tickets for the last 15 years. I found this medal 10 years ago. When I found it, it was in very bad condition. Upon cleaning, I found the name Imran Khan written on it.”
“When I tried to find more about it, I found that it was given to both captains of India and Pakistan by CCI in 1987. Because of its importance, I had decided to give it to the PCB. I met PCB officials through a friend. I am very happy that this will now be safely kept in the PCB’s museum,” he added.
Imran Khan-led Pakistan to their maiden World Cup title in 1992 in Australia. The men in green bounced back after winning just a single game of their first 5 matches to win 5 on a trot defeating England in the final.
Khan is regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the game. The right-hander scored over 7000 runs for Pakistan and picked more than 500 international wickets. The 68-year-old is currently at the helm of politics in the country.