Pakistan Cricket Board Inducts Abdul Hafeez Kardar And Younis Khan Into The PCB Hall Of Fame

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday introduced the induction of the nationwide workforce’s first Check captain, Abdul Hafeez Kardar and the nation’s most profitable Check batsman and 2009 T20 World Cup-winning captain, Younis Khan, into the PCB Corridor of Fame.

The 2 iconic figures of Pakistan cricket have joined the elite workforce together with Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Zaheer Abbas.

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“The PCB Corridor of Fame is designed to acknowledge, recognise and cherish the sacrifices, contributions and achievements of the position fashions in our sport and it’s befitting that in our diamond jubilee celebrations, we induct two stalwarts from two fully totally different generations and eras of our proud cricket historical past,” stated Ramiz Raja, the PCB chairman, in an official assertion.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja. Picture Credit: Twitter

“AH Kardar gave us a cricket dream, imaginative and prescient and mission in our formation years, and Younis Khan was one of many gamers who gave his very best in fulfilling these expectations by means of exemplary arduous work, deep dedication and untiring performances towards all opposition and throughout all codecs.”

“The 2 gents will at all times stay shining stars of Pakistan cricket and idols for the longer term generations”

Abdul Hafeez Kardar
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Kardar led Pakistan in all 23 Checks from 1952 to 1958. He scored 927 runs and took 21 wickets in 26 Checks, and he additionally served as Chairman of Pakistan’s Board of Management for Cricket from 1972 to 1977. Earlier than representing Pakistan, Kardar represented India in three Checks throughout the 1946 tour of England. Beneath his captaincy, Pakistan gained their first Check sequence towards all Check-playing nations on the time, together with India (Lucknow, 1952), England (The Oval, 1954), and the West Indies (Trinidad, 1958).

Former Pakistan batter, Younis Khan was inducted as quickly as he grew to become eligible because the PCB Corridor of Fame standards required a participant to have performed his final worldwide match no less than 5 years earlier. He averaged 52.05 and scored 34 check centuries, essentially the most for Pakistan and the sixth most check centuries on the earth, together with six double centuries and a career-best 313 in February 2009.

Younis Khan
Younis Khan. Picture: Kieran Galvin/Rex/Shutterstock

Younis performed in 4 Cricket World Cups and captained Pakistan in 38 worldwide matches, profitable 14 of them. He scored 442 runs at a strike price of 121.42 in 25 T20Is and he’s finest identified for main Pakistan to their first world title in 17 years on the T20 World Cup in 2009 at Lord’s.

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