Hope ICC honour conjures up a technology of gifted batsmen to play for Pakistan: Zaheer Abbas | Cricket Information

KARACHI: One of the crucial elegant batsmen of his time, Zaheer Abbas on Sunday hoped his induction into the Worldwide Cricket Council’s Corridor of Fame conjures up a technology of gifted cricketers to play for Pakistan.
Hailed because the ‘Asian Bradman’, former Pakistan captain Abbas was inducted into the ICC Corridor of Fame alongside legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis and former Australian captain Lisa Sthalekar.
“I really feel elated to get this honour, however greater than me, it’s an honour for my nation and I simply wish to see that it conjures up a technology of gifted batsmen for the nationwide group,” Abbas mentioned.
The 73-year-old has been chosen by a jury made up of present ICC Corridor of Famers and distinguished journalists.
The ICC Corridor of Fame contains 27 Australia cricketers, 28 England gamers, six India cricketers, three from New Zealand, 4 from South Africa, one Sri Lankan and 18 gamers from the West Indies.
Abbas, who has additionally remained honorary president of the ICC, is the sixth Pakistani cricketer to enter the Corridor of Fame after Hanif Mohammad, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, and Waqar Younis.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) lauded its former captain with board chairman, Ehsan Mani, main the way in which.
“It’s a matter of nice honour and delight for Pakistan that Zaheer Abbas’s excellent profession achievements have been acknowledged by the sport’s governing physique.
“It provides me immense pleasure to congratulate Zed on behalf of thousands and thousands of Pakistan cricket followers internationally for this recognition,” Mani mentioned.
Abbas performed 78 Checks and 62 ODIs for Pakistan, accumulating 5062 and 2572 runs respectively. He averaged over 40 in each the codecs.
He’s the one participant from Asia to have scored a minimum of a 100 first-class lots of and the primary one to attain three successive ODI lots of.
“It’s applicable that Zaheer be inducted into the elite group precisely 46 years after his magnificent 240 in opposition to England at The Oval in his 15th Take a look at, which was his second double-century following the well-known 274 at Edgbaston in 1971 in solely his second Take a look at,” Mani mentioned.
“He would go on to attain 235 not out and 215 in opposition to India (1978 and 1982) and each innings was a deal with to observe and matched the opposite,” he added.

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