Pakistan’s former captain, Wasim Akram is grateful to receive Hilal-e-Imtiaz for his priceless services for his country in the field of cricket.
The living legend received the prestigious award on the Pakistan Resolution Day, March 23, for which he is thankful for the people who believed in him.
The Sultan of Swing took Twitter to express his gratitude for being honoured by the government of Pakistan.
“I would not have received without the love and strength of the people who believed in me right to the end,” he wrote. “I’m am so grateful to accept this award and I am honoured that I could serve my country to the best of my ability.”
Here it is, the award I would not have received without the love and strength of the people who believed in me right to the end. I’m am so grateful to accept this award and I am honoured that i could serve my country to the best of my ability #HilaleImtiaz pic.twitter.com/OWsyS5DOwv
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) March 24, 2019
Waqar Younis, the other part of the tear away fast bowling pair called two W’s, also received the award on the same day.
On the other hand, Waqar Younis thanked Pakistan and dedicated the award to the heroes and victim of Christchurch.
Thank you Pakistan for the honor of Hilal-I-Imtiaz on the prestigious #PakistanDay.
I am dedicating it to the victims & heroes of #ChristChurch and to PM @jacindaardern for setting new standard of harmony & love. May multicultural understanding and humanity prevails #Peace pic.twitter.com/YxM73wQi6I
— Waqar Younis (@waqyounis99) March 24, 2019
The two W’s have been regarded as one of the most lethal bowling pairs of all time, who change the course of the game within a spell.