Babar Azam to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz
The captain of Pakistan, will get the coveted civil award in recognition of his outstanding services to Pakistan’s cricket as a captain and a top batter.
The ace cricketer will get Sitara-e-Imtiaz at the young age of 28, honouring his excellent accomplishments.
Babar will now receive the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award, as previously announced by the Pakistani government. The award ceremony will commence on March 23, 2023, Pakistan Day.
The right-hand batter won’t be playing in the series against Afghanistan. Which is set to begin on March 24, so he will take a break from playing cricket to attend the ceremony.
A role model!
Babar Azam has established himself as a role model for young cricketers. Additionally, this accolade is a reflection of his commitment to and labour of love in the sport.
The Pakistani government has also awarded the renowned Sitara-e-Imtiaz title to a number of other outstanding cricketers from Pakistan.
Importantly, this third-highest civil honor in the country has been given to Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, and Sarfraz Ahmed for their great services to cricket.
Only four other cricketers had previously won the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. They include Inzamam ul Haq in 2005, Mohammad Yousuf in 2011, Saeed Ajmal in 2015, Javed Miandad in 1992.
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