Thu. May 6th, 2021
India Today Web Desk

The Global Cricket Council on Sunday announced the most recent inductees in ICC’s Hall of Fame – Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar. The retired legend will type the Class of 2020.

ICC produced the announcement throughout a reside display on social media which had Sunil Gavaskar, Melanie Jones and Shaun Pollock as the primary visitors although Wasim Akram, Graeme Smith and Alyssa Healy also played a element in congratulating the new inductees.

“It’s a wonderful honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. It is one thing that I hardly ever anticipated when I begun enjoying. I undoubtedly did not perform the game for any accolades or something like that, I only desired to win the video games for whoever I was enjoying for.

“But it is wonderful to be recognised when 1 has succeeded in the sport, it is wonderful to be recognised by people today for one thing that you have accomplished in the game, one thing that I am definitely proud of,” Kallis stated.

Kallis is the 4th South African player inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame although Zaheer the 6th from Pakistan. Lisa Sthalekar is the 27th from Australia and the 9th female player in the checklist, which incorporates five from Australia.

“I am deeply humbled to obtain this honour. Under no circumstances in my wildest dreams did I think that I would ever get to join this kind of an illustrious group of gamers.

“I was lucky adequate to understand from the very best when I entered the Australia workforce Belinda Clark, Karen Rolton and Cathryn Fitzpatrick, all of whom have been inducted into the Hall of Fame, and rightly so. The advice from them and other teammates along the way stored me centered but also ensured that it was a pleasurable surroundings. Thanks to all my teammates.

“It goes with no saying that if it wasn’t for the help of my loved ones, I wouldn’t have been capable to realize what I have,” Lisa Sthalekar stated.

In all, 93 gamers have been inducted so far below the technique, which sees retired gamers develop into eligible 5 many years just after enjoying their final worldwide match.

“I truly feel privileged and genuinely humbled to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame of the class of 2020. I am fired up to be in the midst of other illustrious cricketers.

“I would like to say a distinctive thanks to my loved ones, my nation Pakistan, my county Gloucestershire and quite a few followers around the world who aided me realize and fulfil my dreams by enjoying this wonderful game at the highest degree. Thank you, ICC, and the members of the jury, for this distinctive honour. It is a last recognition for any cricketer.

“This wonderful game has produced me the individual I am. Thank you cricket,” Zaheer Abbas stated.

Final 12 months, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar grew to become the 6th Indian to be inducted in the Hall of Fame alongside former South Africa pacer Allan Donald and two-time Planet Cup-winning Australian female cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

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