Waqar Younis inducted in PCB Hall of Fame
Legendary Pakistan pacer Waqar Younis, who claimed 373 Test and 416 ODI wickets, has been formally inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame when he received his commemorative cap and plaque during Wednesday’s play in the third cricket Test between Pakistan and Australia at the Gaddafi Stadium.
Waqar Younis was happy to have his family, especially his mother, alongside him on this special occasion.
“I feel honoured to have been inducted into the PCB Hall of Fame with my mother and wife standing alongside me. In fact, it was an honour to receive the beautiful plaque from my mother, who has been my inspiration throughout this highly rewarding and immensely satisfying cricketing journey. Without her blessings, I would not have been able to achieve this much as a professional,” said Waqar in a press release issued by the PCB.
“Playing for Pakistan was a dream come true and I still cherish every single moment of wearing the Pakistan colour. And to be awarded by the Pakistan Cricket Board with this honour 19 years after I last represented my country is just an icing on the cake, for which I am grateful to them,” he added.
The former Pakistan captain was also honoured to be in an elusive Hall of Fame company.
“It is indeed a very proud moment for me to be placed in the same category as Abdul Qadir, Fazal Mahmood, Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram and Zaheer Abbas. These individuals are absolute legends of the game and their achievements and success stories are well documented,” he said.
“I would like to thank all the players I played with and against as well as all the support staff who contributed towards my accomplishments,” he concluded.