Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated the legendary cricketer and 'Asian Bradman' Zaheer Abbas on becoming a member of the ICC Hall of Fame 2020.
According to an announcement issued by the PCB, the Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated Zaheer Abbas on his induction into the ICC Hall of Fame. Out of a complete of 93 cricketers from all over the world, Zaheer Abbas is the sixth Pakistani to obtain the award.
A voting committee comprising present members of the ICC Hall of Fame and outstanding journalists nominated Zaheer Abbas for the award. Chose Earlier, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram had been chosen for the award in 2009 whereas Waqar Younis was chosen for the award in 2013. The ICC Hall of Fame contains 28 cricketers from England, 27 from Australia, 18 from the West Indies, 6 from India, four from South Africa, three from New Zealand and one from Sri Lanka.
On Zaheer Abbas's induction into the ICC Hall of Fame, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani says it’s an honor and pleasure for Pakistan that the International Cricket Council has acknowledged Zaheer Abbas's illustrious profession. And it’s being appreciated, he’s joyful that he’s congratulating Zaheer Abbas on behalf of tens of millions of Pakistan cricket followers all over the world.
Ehsan Mani mentioned that coincidentally, Zaheer Abbas is being honored in his 15th Test, precisely 46 years after his magnificent innings of 240 in opposition to England. This double century scored on the Oval was the second double century of Zaheer Abbas's profession. He had earlier performed an innings of 274 in 1971 at Edgbaston. He additionally performed 235 not out and 215 innings in opposition to India in 1978 and 1982 respectively.
The PCB chairman mentioned he was positive that anybody who had seen Zaheer Abbas batting would have been enchanted by him. Standing on the crease, Zaheer Abbas's very good footwork and glorious use of his wrists helped him grow to be one of many best batsmen on the earth.
Ehsan Mani added that Zaheer Abbas has a particular significance in Pakistan cricket. He mentioned that the title of Zaheer Abbas turned the adornment of each residence within the nations enjoying cricket, which attracted the younger era in direction of the sport and consequently Javed Miandad, Mudassar Nazar, Mohsin Khan, Saleem Malik, Rameez Raja, Ijaz in Pakistan. Talented and sensible batsmen like Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Aamir Sohail, Saeed Anwar, Muhammad Yusuf, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam had been born.
The PCB chairman mentioned that Zaheer Abbas's involvement in cricket was not restricted to the sector however he additionally served as an administrator within the ICC and the PCB in a really dignified method. Deserved this honor from He mentioned he was hopeful that the award would encourage a brand new era of cricketers.