Hall of Fame includes Zaheer Abbas, Jacque Kallis and Lisa Stalker
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame includes Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan, Jacque Kallis of South Africa and Lisa Stalker of Australia. Every year since January 2, 2009, the ICC has been honouring legendary cricketers by inducting them into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Zaheer was the runner-up for the Pakistan national team and county club Gloucestershire in the 1970s and 1980s. At the time, he was compared to Don Bradman of Australia and called Bradman of Asia. He was also considered the best batsman of all time in Tests. “I am proud to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2020,” Zaheer was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Zaheer is the only batsman in Asia to have scored more than 100 centuries in first-class cricket. Abbas is the sixth Pakistani cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. Earlier, Hanif Mohammad, Javed Miandad, Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Yunus received the award for Pakistan.
Kallis, 44, is the only player in the history of cricket to have scored at least 10,000 runs and taken 250 wickets in the Test and ODI formats. Kallis was named ICC Player of the Year and ICC Test Player of the Year in 2005. South Africa is the highest run-getter and third in the world. “I never expected that to happen at the start of the game,” said Kallis, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame. I just wanted to win wherever I played. ‘
Lisa, of Indian descent, is the first cricketer to score 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in ODIs in women’s cricket. Lisa was a member of the Australian team that won the 2005 and 2013 ODIs and the 2010 and 2012 Twenty20 World Cups. Last year, India’s Sachin Tendulkar, South Africa’s Alan Donald and Australia’s women’s cricketer Katherine Fitzpatrick were inducted into the Hall of Fame.