PCB Inducts 2 More Cricketers in PCB Hall of Fame, Class of 2021:
The Pakistan Cricket Board has inducted two more Pakistani Cricketers in PCB Hall of fame. The PCB Hall of fame was an initiative to honour all the legendary cricketers of Pakistan. The hall of fame idea was launched in April 2021. Initially 6 cricketers were inducted automatically in the PCB Hall of fame. The six cricketers included; Imran Khan, Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Zaheer Abbas. The PCB at the time of announcing the Hall of Fame idea, revealed that 2 cricketers every year will be added to the PCB Hall of fame on 16th October. 16th October was the day when Pakistan first featured in a Test Match. The criteria for the inductions were that the player must have retired 5 years prior to the induction date.
Following are the two new inductions in PCB Hall of Fame this year:
The legendary bowler, Fazal Mahmood was the first inductee in PCB Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. Fazal Mahmood represented Pakistan in 34 Test Matches picking up 139 wickets. He picked 13 five wicket hauls with 4 10 wickets Hauls in the match during his career. He’s considered as one of the greatest bowlers of Pakistan of that time. Fazal Mahmood was the first Pakistani to pick 100 Test Wickets.
Abdul Qadir was the second inductee in the PCB Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. The legendary leg spinner played 171 International Matches for Pakistan. He picked 236 wickets in Tests, while 132 wickets in ODIs. He’s the most skillful leg spinner the game has ever seen from Pakistan. Abdul Qadir is the fifth highest wicket taker for Pakistan in Test Cricket, while he’s the second highest wicket taking spinner for Pakistan in Test Cricket.