Pakistani skipper Babar Azam was awarded with Sitara-e-Imtiaz today, the third highest for his marvelous contributions on the field.
The award ceremony was held today in Lahore, where Babar became the youngest person to receive the award at the age of 28.
Babar Azam’s exceptional performances and contributions landed him on this stage where he received a big honorary award.
He added another milestone to his awards list and made his whole family proud.
Babar Azam Awarded Sitar-e-Imtiaz
2022 was Babar Azam’s year no doubt about that, he has won several notable awards such as the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for the ICC Men’s Cricketer of 2022, the ICC ODI Player of the Year award, and was named skipper of the ICC ODI Team of the Year.
And now this Sitar-e-Imtiaz award. Earlier this week it was announced that Babar Azam will be awarded Sitar-e-Imtiaz on the 23rd of March.
Babar Azam tweeted after receiving the award, “Immense honor 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 Pakistan.”
Since then his fans have gone crazy and congratulated him. The right-hand batsman also joins the list of esteemed Pakistan cricketers such as Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, and Shahid Afridi who have also received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz for their outstanding contributions to the sport.
Players Congratulated Babar
Former cricketers congratulated Babar Azam on this big occasion:
Wasim Akram Tweeted
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
Shahid Afridi Tweeted,
A very warm congratulations to @JK555squash for receiving the Nishan e Imtiaz & @babarazam258 the Sitara e Imtiaz. These are well-deserved accolades of prestige that have been gained from hard work, resilience, & excellence in your respective fields. Soar high, heroes of ?? pic.twitter.com/7vXmKvr6TD— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 23, 2023
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