Pakistan’s all format captain Babar Azam will be honoured with Sitara-e-Imtiaz on 23rd March, as it was announced last year on the independence day.
Babar Azam will also become the youngest Pakistani cricketer to receive Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Abdul Qadir (late), Shahid Afridi, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Younis Khan are among the cricketers who have received Sitara-e-Imtiaz award in the past.
Babar Azam has already broken many batting records in different formats for Pakistan and he is currently in Top 5 in ICC Rankings of all three formats.
In his captaincy, Pakistan defeated India in a World Cup for the first time in 2021 and he also led Pakistan to the final of World Cup and Asia Cup in 2022.