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BabarAzam becomes youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz

2023-03-23
BabarAzam becomes youngest cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar Azam has finally received his Sitara-e-Imtiaz during the 23rd March ceremony at Lahore.

 

Governor Punjab Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman awarded Azam his medal for exceptional services in cricket.

 

At just 28 years old Babar Azam becomes the youngest recipient of the Sitara-e-Imtiaz, the third highest civilian honour which can be awarded to a citizen.

 

“Immense honour to have received Sitara-e-Imtiaz in the presence of my mother and father,” he wrote on his Twitter.

 

He also joins an esteemed list of former cricketers including Misbah-ul-Haq, Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Yousuf, Saeed Ajmal, Javed Miandad and Inzamam ul Haq who have all been previously awarded the same medal for their contributions to the game.