Imran Khan enters ICC Hall of Fame

Published: July 15, 2010
Imran Khan is the fourth Pakistani to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

Imran Khan is the fourth Pakistani to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

LONDON: Cricket legend Imran Khan has become the fourth Pakistani to be inducted formally into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at Lord’s.

The former captain received his commemorative cap from ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat, who was accompanied by PCB Chairman and ICC Director Ijaz Butt, Cricket Australia Chairman and ICC Director Jack Clarke and the MCC President John Barclay. Imran joins batsmen Hanif Muhammad and Javed Miandad as Pakistan’s representatives in the initial intake of 55 players into the Hall of Fame, a joint venture between the ICC and the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations.

Wasim Akram, who was voted in at the end of 2009, joined the trio last year. After the presentation, Imran said it was a great honour for him to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and to be recognised for his cricketing achievements for Pakistan.

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  • qasim
    Jul 15, 2010 - 12:21PM

    Congratulations to Khan Sb!Recommend

  • Amanat ali
    Jul 15, 2010 - 1:41PM

    no doubt imran khan is great player. I pray for his success in politics too. he is a true and loyal pakistani.Recommend

  • Saira
    Jul 15, 2010 - 2:54PM

    yaaaay! :DRecommend

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  • Azeem
    Jul 15, 2010 - 5:46PM

    Why is he the fourth. he should have been the first or second (after Hanif Mohammad). Recommend

  • Jul 15, 2010 - 5:56PM

    and Hall of Shame in Politics…Recommend

  • Kill The Idealist
    Jul 15, 2010 - 6:19PM

    @ Tanzeel
    Bhai, it isnt entirely his fault he cant get better results. Just look at the latest election.Recommend

  • Jul 15, 2010 - 6:53PM

    Congratulations IK and best of luck in Politics… :)Recommend

  • Sleepless in Karachi
    Jul 15, 2010 - 8:06PM

    Now there’s something the man is good at!
    Get out of politics Imran, and effect change from a podium where people actually take you seriously!Recommend

  • Raza
    Jul 16, 2010 - 1:35AM

    @Sleepless in Karachi
    You mean making a dent in Pakistan political scene through cricket or talking about cricket? Do you really think that how the world works?Recommend

  • Jul 16, 2010 - 8:26AM

    he deserve it.Recommend

  • Saim Saeed Tanauli
    Jul 16, 2010 - 9:02AM

    He will prove himself in politics if given a chance…its not the time to decide his life as a politician…he will take his time and reach up to the mark !! and he was always a player to be in the Hall of Fame !! a great captain and an extraordinary all-rounder !!!Recommend

  • Syed Muhammad Waqas Shabir
    Jul 16, 2010 - 10:44AM

    Congrats and All the best, IK…Recommend

  • Aristo
    Jul 16, 2010 - 11:33AM

    Congrats! to the great former Captain and for me the best bowler ever. Long due for his marvelous achievements in cricket. A lot of fast bowlers have come and gone since he retired but I for one still cannot forget his exhilarating run up, exquisite jump and the most stylish bowling action I have ever witnessed in the game of cricket. All in all it used to be a treat to watch him play at the peak of his career, especially in the series against England, when Pakistan toured England under his captaincy. Recommend

  • MUA
    Jul 16, 2010 - 12:11PM

    congrates Imran, late decision taken y ICC.imran was a great player and a person, he commits some mistakes but he admits thats the greatness….. atleast we can say we have a single loyal and educated politician. and the second thing success is not just to win some seats …….. aaint congrates and best of luck in PoliticsRecommend

  • arshad zubairi
    Jul 16, 2010 - 12:39PM

    this time he was beaten by our karachi boy “JAVED MIADAD”Recommend

  • Hasan Sheikh
    Jul 16, 2010 - 11:39PM

    Great Cricketer!!!

    Of those few great men who have if anything brought good name to Pakistan. No wonder his Mianwali Chappal walk in Oxford street, his Chancellorship of Bradford University, his endeavors in health and education in Pakistan spring from his dynamism, clearly shining in ’92, clearly visible at Johar Town Lahore!!

    Shame on these defeatists like Tanzeel and zubairi who cannot see beyond and without local jingoistic blindfold of MQMism. Please learn to appreciate Pakistanis of great repute, as Pakistanis!Recommend

  • Hasan Sheikh
    Jul 16, 2010 - 11:41PM

    Some respite to Pakistan cricket in troubled times.

    Khan’s always done Pakistan proud!Recommend

  • Jul 17, 2010 - 11:54AM

    Congrats Imran !!! Better late than never. Wasim Akram is not even a patch on your bowling, batting and leadership qualities. What crawled into the ICC minds is beyond many.

    Keep up the good work of your hospital and university and PLEASE quit politics. You are a better person when not in this foulest of public activities. Pray you become the PCB chairman.

    With best wishes.Recommend

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