Star Pakistani batter, skipper, and one of the modern-day cricketing superstars, Babar Azam has received the third-highest national honor of Pakistan, Sitara-E-Imtiaz. He shared the photographs of receiving the award on his social media handles.
“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,” reads the tweet posted by Babar Azam on his official Twitter handle.
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
Notably, this award in Pakistan is given to the personalities who deliver extraordinary and outstanding services in their respective filed to increase the country’s pride and prestige at the global level. The Lahore-born batter is playing for the national cricket team of Pakistan for almost 8 years since his international debut back in the year 2015.
The cricket fans were also overwhelmed and awestruck following this amazing achievement of Babar Azam. They took to Twitter to lavish praises on the star right-hander and also wished him luck for future endeavors in the field of cricket.
Here’s how fans reacted to Babar Azam receiving Sitara-E-Imtiaz:
From a ball picker to Receiving Sitare e Imtiaz for being the Greatest cricketer in this era . What an achievement 👏 pic.twitter.com/RI1ZkdjnnL
— Ahsan Khan Niazi (@Ahsanniazi225) March 23, 2023
Congratulations to you and your family on your achievement 🎖
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) March 23, 2023
Well deserved. Many more to come. Keep it up. Don’t be bothered about the bystanders. You have in you 💪👍
— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) March 23, 2023
Congratulations Babar! Well deserved.
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) March 23, 2023
Just one of the many great things babar bhai has achieved. Congratulations on your Sitara e Imtiaz award♥️
— Muhammad Haris (@iamharis63) March 23, 2023
Congratulations Babar Azam
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) March 23, 2023
Congratulations to you & your Family❤️.
— Shahnawaz Dahani (@ShahnawazDahani) March 23, 2023
Congratulations kaptaan. G
— Qadir Khawaja (@iamqadirkhawaja) March 23, 2023
Congratulations 🎊 Kaptaan https://t.co/IUjGVmAKIE
— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) March 23, 2023
MashaAllah king 💝 pic.twitter.com/2fzFFWutDs
— Syed Faizan (@SyedFai54085273) March 23, 2023
Congratulations King😭♥️. pic.twitter.com/9sbT6CYJI9
— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) March 23, 2023
Babar Azam makes history on the historic occasion of #PakistanDay.
At the age of 28, he becomes the youngest cricketer ever to get honoured with the prestigious Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the 3rd highest civilian award 🏅
Oh Captain, My Captian ✨ #BabarAzam𓃵 pic.twitter.com/bpq1WsZjFn
— Faisal Mughal (@Faisalg4u2) March 23, 2023
Speaking of Babar Azam’s illustrious cricketing career for Pakistan at the highest level of the game, he has appeared in 47 Tests, 95ODIs, and 99 T20Is so far. In these appearances, the 28-year-old has scored 3696 Test runs with an average of 48.63 including nine centuries and 26 half-centuries to his name. Other than this, Babar has aggregated 4813 ODI runs with an amazing average of 59.41 with 17 centuries and 24 half-centuries with the wood.
Apart from two traditional formats, the men in green’s skipper has also some brilliant numbers in the shortest format of the game T20I; he has scored 3355 runs in 94 T20I innings with a commendable average of 41.41 including two centuries and 30 remarkable half-centuries on his credit.
Babar Azam was recently in action in Pakistan Super League 2023; he led the Peshawar Zalmi franchise in the tournament. Although his team didn’t have an expected outing in the tournament and failed to make it to the final of the eighth edition of PSL.