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Legend Zaheer Abbas inducted into "ICC Hall of Fame"

Legend Zaheer Abbas inducted into "ICC Hall of Fame"
August 23, 2020
DUBAI (92 News) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the inclusion of legendary Pakistan batsman Zaheer Abbas and former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis in its "Hall of Fame" list. It is pertinent to mention here that Abbas becomes only the sixth Pakistan cricketer to join the exclusive company of 93 cricketers. The announcement was made by the governing body in an online ceremony. The cricket’s governing body announced the development on their official Twitter account on Sunday. Abbas, famously known as the Asian Bradman, represented the Green Caps in 78 Tests and 62 ODIs in his career where he managed to score 7,634 runs with the help of 19 centuries and 33 half-centuries. The 73-year-old was the first batsman ever in the history of international cricket to score five consecutive centuries. Abbas also remains the only Asian batsman to date who has managed to register 100 first-class centuries. Kallis, on the other hand, is one of the most renowned all-rounders in cricket history. The 44-year-old represented South Africa in 166 Tests, 328 ODIs and 25 T20Is in his illustrious career where he managed to score 25,534 runs and also claimed 577 wickets. The list also features former Australian women’s captain Lisa Sthalekar. The veteran all-rounder represented Australia in eight Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20Is where she scored 3,913 runs and also claimed 229 wickets. PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani congratulates Abbas PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani, in a press release, congratulated the batting maestro for the honour. "It is a matter of great honour and pride for Pakistan that Zaheer Abbas’s outstanding career achievements have been acknowledged by the game’s governing body. Thus, it gives me immense pleasure to congratulate Zed on behalf of millions of Pakistan cricket fans across the world for this recognition,” he said. “It is appropriate that Zaheer be inducted into the elite group exactly 46 years after his magnificent 240 against England at The Oval in his 15th Test, which was his second double-century following the famous 274 at Edgbaston in 1971 in only his second Test. He would go on to score 235 not out and 215 against India (1978 and 1982) and every innings was a treat to watch and matched the other.