Miandad says `proud` to have five Pak cricketers in ICC Hall of Fame

ANI| Updated: Dec 16, 2013, 12:45 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s most prolific batsman-ever Javed Miandad feels an honour to have five national cricketers` names listed in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame, according to reports.

According to The Nation, Miandad said that though Pakistan have played few cricket as compared to the other countries, its players were no lesser than others when it comes to cricketing skills.

England and Australia, who played the first-ever cricket Test 136 years ago in 1877, have 26 and 19 players, respectively, in the Hall of Fame, the report said.

West Indies have 17 entries while at no 4 spot Pakistan have better even than arch-rival India who boast just three Hall of Fame figures, followed by South Africas two and New Zealand`s one, the report added.

Pakistani players listed in the Hall of Fame include WaqarYounis, Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, Hanif Mohammad and Wasim Akram, the report further said.

Talking about Wasim Akram, Miandad said he had complete mastery over swing and seam and sometimes moved the ball both ways in one delivery, the report mentioned.

Commenting on the latest announcement by ICC to induct Waqar Younis name in the Hall of Fame, Miandad said Waqar was the man who really put the reverse into swing,according to the report.