Former Pakistani fast bowler Waqar Younis and Australian left-hand wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist have been added to ICC Hall of Fame. This makes them 71st and 72nd male cricketers to be added to the ICC Hall of Fame list. ICC has announced two more players to be inducted to the elite list of former players later this month.
Waqar Younis is Pakistan’s 5th cricketer to be inducted to ICC Hall of Fame. The other cricketers from Pakistan in this list includes Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad and Hanif Mohammad.
“I’m truly grateful to the people who’ve considered me worthy of such an honour. I owe a big thanks to those who’ve nominated me as well as my family, my former team-mates and thousands of my fans and supporters who backed me every single time I wore Pakistan colours.” – said Waqar Younis in an interview.
Adam Gilchrist is 19th Australian cricketer to be added in the ICC Hall of Fame. Other Australian players in the list includes Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Don Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Neil Harvey, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Rodney Marsh, Keith Miller, Bill O’Reilly, Steve Waugh, Victor Trumper, Clarrie Grimmett, Frederick Spofforth and Alan Davidson. Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne are expected to be inducted by the end of this month.
“I am delighted to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame and to be doing it in front of my home crowd on the first day of the third Test will be a very special occasion for me and my family.” – said Gilchrist while speaking to a newspaper.