Waugh, Akram inducted in the ICC’s Hall of Fame

October 01, 2009 08:16 PM

International Cricket Council has included 5 more players to its Hall of Fame, which includes former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and former Australian captain Steve Waugh.

Along with Waugh and Akram three other were also included namely Herbert Sutcliffe, Clarrie Grimmett and Victor Trumper.

Reacting to this Steve Waugh said that he feels much honored to be included in the ICC’s Hall of Fame along with likes of Don Bradman.

"It is a great honor to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame and to see my name feature alongside such greats of the game including the likes of Don Bradman," Steve Waugh said.

On the other hand Akram said that it is a perfect icing on the cake for a decent career.

"This honour is the perfect icing on the cake of a decent career. It is a great feeling to know your contribution and achievements in this fascinating sport are being acknowledged in such a way," he said.

Akram also said that he cannot forget the match against India in 1999, during which the 40,000 spectators gave a standing ovation.

"Matches against India have always been the most memorable ones for me, especially our victory at Chennai in 1999 where more than 40,000 spectators gave us a standing ovation," he said.

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