LAHORE: After Wasim Akram and Javed Miandad, former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis has been officially inducted into the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Corridor of Reputation.
The ex-skipper, who took 373 Check and 416 ODI wickets, gained his commemorative cap and plaque amid the continued Check fit between Pakistan and Australia on the Gaddafi Stadium, a commentary issued by means of the PCB mentioned.
As in line with the commentary, Waqar took 50 or extra wickets towards New Zealand (70), Zimbabwe (62), Sri Lanka (56), West Indies (55) and England (50). In ODIs, he took 84 wickets towards Sri Lanka, adopted by means of New Zealand (79), West Indies (60), South Africa (58), India (37), England (30), Australia (29) and Zimbabwe (23).
Additionally, the cricketer performed seven Assessments on the Gaddafi Stadium and took 29 wickets with seven for 86 towards New Zealand in October 1990 as his highest. In 12 ODIs at this iconic venue, Waqar took 14 wickets with 4 for 26 towards the Netherlands within the ICC Males’s Cricket Global Cup 1996 as his highest figures.
For his meritorious products and services to Pakistan cricket, Waqar already has a stand devoted in his title on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
“I think honoured to were inducted into the PCB Corridor of Reputation with my mom and spouse status along me. Actually, it used to be an honour to obtain the gorgeous plaque from my mom, who has been my inspiration all the way through this extremely rewarding and immensely gratifying cricketing adventure. With out her blessings, I don’t have been in a position to reach this a lot as a certified,” Waqar mentioned at his induction into the PCB Corridor of Reputation.
He mentioned that enjoying for Pakistan used to be a dream come true for him and he nonetheless cherishes each and every unmarried second of dressed in the Pakistan color.
“And to be awarded by means of the Pakistan Cricket Board with this honour 19 years once I final represented my nation is simply the icing at the cake, for which I’m thankful to them.”
He mentioned that obtaining positioned in the similar class as Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Abbas is certainly an overly proud second for him.
He mentioned that the above discussed people are “absolute legends” of the sport and their achievements and luck tales are smartly documented.
“I wish to thank the entire avid gamers I performed with and towards in addition to the entire enhance workforce who contributed against my accomplishments.”
The PCB Corridor of Reputation used to be introduced in April 2021 following the Board of Governors’ approval at its 62nd assembly with the only real purpose being to honour and have a good time the achievements of one of the crucial biggest cricketers produced by means of this proud nation in addition to to keep Pakistan cricket historical past.
The preliminary inductees had been six contributors of the ICC Cricket Corridor of Reputation — Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas.
On 16 October 2021, the six stalwarts had been joined by means of Abdul Qadir and Fazal Mahmood who had been decided on by means of an impartial balloting panel.