Lahore, 21 March 2023 (GNP): Babar Azam, the Captain of Pakistan, will get the prestigious civil award in recognition of his outstanding services to Pakistan’s cricket as a captain and a top batter.
Babar Azam will earn Sitara-e-Imtiaz at the age of 28, making him the youngest cricketer to receive this prestigious award.
The Sitara-e-Imtiaz award would be given to Babar, as the Pakistani government had previously promised, and the ceremony’s date has already been set.
On March 23, 2023, Pakistan Day festivities will take place, and the award will be given out on that 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.
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Due to his commitment and perseverance in the game of cricket, Babar Azam has established himself as a role model for young cricketers.
The Pakistani government has also awarded the renowned Sitara-e-Imtiaz title to a number of other outstanding cricketers from Pakistan.
The Sitara-e-Imtiaz award has already been given to eight cricket players for their outstanding athletic accomplishments. They include Inzamam ul Haq, Mohammad Yousuf, Saeed Ajmal, Javed Miandad, and four former Captains, including Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, and Sarfraz Ahmed for their outstanding contributions to cricket.
The youngest cricketer to get the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award was formerly former Pakistan Captain Sarfraz Ahmed.