Former Pakistan Captain and 1992 Cricket World Cup Winner and Man of the Match winner – Left arm pace bowling legend Wasim Akram was formally inducted in the Pakistan Cricket Board’s PCB Hall of Fame on 20th February 2022.
Former West Indian Captain and batting legend Sir Vivian Richards who is also a member of ICC Hall of Fame formally inducted Wasim Akram into the exclusive list by presenting him a commemorative cap and plaque before the start of 28th match in the HBL PSL between Karachi Kings and Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, which coincidentally is also Wasim Akram’s Home Ground.
Wasim Akram is considered the greatest left arm pace bowler in the 2 key format of Cricket – Tests and ODIs and in his illustrious career for Pakistan spanning from the year 1984 till 2003, Akram took a total of 916 wickets across Tests/ODIs and scored a total of 6,615 runs in Tests and ODIs combined with a highest test batting score of 257 not out* against Zimbabwe. Wasim Akram was the first bowler to take 502 wickets in ODIs.
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Wasim Akram is one of the eight Pakistan stalwarts 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 formally inducted into the prestigious group in the coming days.
Wasim Akram is formally inducted in PCB Hall of Fame by Sir Vivian Richards
Wasim Akram: “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.
“I want to thank all my fans who have been my greatest strengths. Their support has been invaluable. I also want to thank my family and friends who stood beside me during this incredible journey.”
Sir Vivian Richards: “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.”