Skipper Pakistan Cricket Team Babar Azam bestowed with Sitara-e-Imtiaz on 23rd March Pakistan Day in a coveted ceremony held at Governor House Lahore.
Governor Punjab Balighur Rehman conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz on Babar Azam. The video of him receiving the prestigious award is making rounds on social media.
Babar Azam has become the youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The 28-year-old cricketer has taken Pakistan Cricket to new heights with his exceptional cricketing skills.
Immense honour to have received Sitara-e-Imtiaz in the presence of my mother and father.
This award is for my parents, fans and the people of 🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/Gafwlu3rUC
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) March 23, 2023
Sitara-e-Imtiaz is the third-highest civil honor award in Pakistan. Babar Azam will become the youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz. The 28-year-old cricketer has taken Pakistan Cricket to new heights with his exceptional cricketing skills.
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Azam has been given a rest from cricket. He will not be leading the Pakistani side in the series against Afghanistan starting from March 24th. He aims to keep his focus on the upcoming Asia Cup and World Cup in India scheduled later this year.
Since the beginning of his career, Babar Azam has garnered praise from cricketing legends across the world.
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has won the ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Award 2022 and Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2022, in what is called a befitting response to naysayers and critics.
Pakistani skipper has been named the ICC ODI Player of the Year for the second time in a row. He has also been declared the Cricketer of the Year 2022. Azam has become the only Pakistani cricketer to win the ICC ODI Player of the Year twice in a row, and the only Pakistani to win the two ICC Awards twice in a year.
Babar Azam is among the most respected Pakistani cricketers inside and outside Pakistan. He will be leading Pakistan later this year in Asia Cup and World Cup.
Babar Azam dedicated his award to his parents. He shared a picture wearing Sitara-i-Imtiaz along with his parents on Twitter. Azam wore a black sherwani for the event.
Heartiest congratulations to @babarazam258 on being conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz… well deserved for his superb batting and leading Pakistan 🇵🇰 into the T20 World Cup final. My salute to all other award recipients … keep serving Pakistan and fly our flag higher and higher.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 23, 2023
Felicitations started pouring in for the cricketer from former and current cricketers.