Younis Khan
Younis Khan. (Photograph Supply: AFP)

Pakistan’s first-ever skipper Abdul Hafeez Kardar and T20 World Cup-winning skipper Younis Khan have turn into the most recent inductees within the Pakistan Cricket Board’s Corridor of Fame. The 2 legends of Pakistan have now joined the likes of Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas within the elite panel.

Notably, Younis was inducted instantly after changing into eligible. As per the PCB norms, they induct gamers who performed their final worldwide match at the very least 5 years in the past. Younis, who performed his final worldwide match in Might 2017, thus was eligible to get inducted in 2022. The 44-year-old performed a complete of 408 matches and scored 17,790 runs for Pakistan in worldwide cricket.

Then again, Abdul Hafeez is a kind of uncommon gamers who represented each India and Pakistan in worldwide cricket. Taking part in for the crew since 1952, Kardar performed 23 matches and scored 847 runs within the course of. 

Former Pakistan skipper and present chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ramiz Raza was thrilled to induct these legends into the Corridor of Fame.

“We induct two stalwarts from two utterly totally different generations and eras of our proud cricket historical past. 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 via exemplary onerous work, deep dedication and untiring performances in opposition to 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,” the chairman mentioned.

It’s a matter of immense satisfaction and honour: Younis Khan

“I really feel honoured and humbled to have been inducted into the PCB Corridor of Fame. There are a lot of notable names amongst the checklist inducted previous to me, whose performances have been excellent. I, thus, really feel it a matter of immense satisfaction and honour for my title to be amongst these legends,” Younis mentioned.

“My solely remorse stays being unable to play the second half of my worldwide cricket in entrance of dwelling followers, although regardless of this my supporters continued to comply with and assist me each time and wherever I represented Pakistan,” he added.

In the meantime, Shahid Kardar, son of the legendary Abdul Kardar was deeply touched by the honour bestowed on his late father.  “The Kardar household is profoundly touched and gratified on the recognition of the contributions of their patriarch together with his inclusion within the Corridor of Fame by the Pakistan Cricket Board,” mentioned Shahid Kardar.