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Pakistan captain Babar Azam will be honored with the Sitara-e-Imtiaz Award on the occasion of the country’s 75th Independence Day. Apart from these, Arshad Nadeem and weightlifter Noah Butt, who won gold in the javelin throw event in the Commonwealth Games with a javelin throw of more than 90 meters, will also be given the Pride of Performance award. Butt won the gold medal in the weightlifting of Birmingham Commonwealth Games by lifting a record 405 kg in the 109 kg plus category.
At the same time, Bismah Mahroof, the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, will also be given the title-e-Imtiaz. The awards will be given on March 23, 2023.
To whom is Sitara-e-Imtiaz given?
Sitara-e-Imtiaz is the third highest civilian award of Pakistan. It is given to those people who do good work in public life besides promoting the country’s security, world peace, culture of the country.
Ashrad Nadeem won the gold medal in the javelin throw at the Commonwealth Games.
Babar Azam’s performance is superb
Babar Azam has been performing brilliantly for the last few years. He has batted very well so far this year. He has scored the most runs for Pakistan in Tests. Babar has scored 661 runs in 5 Tests at an average of over 73. Including 2 centuries and 4 half centuries. Babar remains a run machine in ODIs and T20s as well. At the same time, in 6 ODIs played so far this year, he has scored 457 runs at an average of 91.40. Including 3 centuries and 2 half centuries. At the same time, he has scored 492 runs at an average of 40 in 13 T20 matches played in the 2021-22 season. Including 6 half-centuries. Babar is currently the number 1 batsman in the world in ODIs and T20s. He is at the third position in the Test rankings.
Babar Azam has scored 457 runs in 6 ODIs played so far this year at an average of 91.40.
First match against India in Asia Cup
In the Asia Cup, under Babar’s captaincy, Pakistan is up against Rohit Sharma’s captaincy team India. On August 28, both the teams will face each other. Earlier last year in the T20 World match played on October 24, Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets.