The Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated former captains Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, as well as Spinner Yasir Shah, who have been nominated for the Civil Awards by the Government of Pakistan.
Wasim and Waqar are bestowed with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian award to Nishan-e-Pakistan, while Yasir Shah is awarded by the President of Pakistan, Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest civilian award . March.
“The PCB congratulates Wasim, Waqar and Yasir on behalf of the Pakistani cricket family on their nominations for the prestigious awards.
“The three deserve recipients. Wasim and Waqar are highly respected commentators and have played their part in improving the image of Pakistan and Cricket as broadcasters, while in the recent past Yasir has held a lion’s share in Pakistan’s big test wins. “
Wasim and Waqar received the Pride of Performance Awards in 1992 and 1995.
Wasim completed 414 tests and 502 ODIs in his career between 1984 and 2003, while Waqar claimed 373 test and 416 ODI wickets in a 14-year international career. Both Stalwarts were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Yasir had already taken 203 and 19 goals in 35 tests and 19 ODIs after his international debut in 2011. In Abu Dhabi, Yasir became the fastest in the second test of the fourth Test match against New Zealand last year in 200 Test-Wickets.
He beat an 82-year-old record of Australian leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett, who completed 36 tests in Johannesburg in 1936 in 1936, the landmark against South Africa in Johannesburg.