Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistan Cricket team, will get the renowned civil award Sitara-e-Imtiaz in recognition of his outstanding services to Pakistan’s cricket as a captain and a top batter.
Babar Azam will get Sitara-e-Imtiaz at the young age of 28, honoring his excellent accomplishments.
The award will be given out on March 23, 2023 which also happened to be 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.
Babar Azam established himself as a role model for young cricketers and this accolade is a reflection of his commitment to and labor of love in the sport.
Earlier, this third-highest civil honor in the country had been given to Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi and Sarfraz Ahmed for their great services to cricket.
Before them, only four other cricketers had previously won the Sitara-e-Imtiaz award for their outstanding athletic accomplishments including Javed Miandad in 1992, Mohammad Yousuf in 2011, Saeed Ajmal in 2015 and Inzamam ul Haq in 2005.