Babar Azam, who is leading the national cricket team, will be honored with Pakistan’s highest civilian award in recognition of his outstanding performance and distinguished service as the team captain.
On the occasion of Pakistan Day, national cricket team captain Babar Azam will be honored with Sitara e Imtiaz. Azam will be the youngest player to receive this honour. Since Babar Azam is not part of the series against Afghanistan, he will be able to attend the event on March 23rd.
Prior to Babar Azam, only 4 other cricketers had the honour to receive the Sitara e Imtiaz award for their outstanding sporting achievements, including Mohammad Yousuf in 2011, Saeed Ajmal in 2015, Javed Miandad in 1992 and Inzamam-ul-Haq in 2005.