Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain, and Mark Boucher, the former South Africa wicketkeeper, were inducted as the Honorary Life Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
The MCC has confirmed on Friday, 12th April, the cricket icons’ honorary life membership, bestowing this honor in recognition of their outstanding achievements in the game of cricket.
With the latest development, the 49-year-old Inzamam has now become the fifth Honorary Life Member of the MCC from Pakistan, joined Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shahid Afridi in the list.
Boucher is also the fifth Honorary Life Member of the MCC from his country, joined his Proteas countrymen Allan Donald, Jonty Rhodes, Shaun Pollock and Daryll Cullinan.
Meanwhile, Inzamam played 119 Tests for Pakistan, captaining them from 2001-07 and went on to score 8,829 runs 25 centuries at an average of 50.16, while 11,739 runs at an average of 39.5 in 378 ODIs having made his international debut in 1991.
Since his retirement in 2007, Inzamam, who was also a member of Pakistan’s 1992 World Cup-winning squad, had also worked as Head Coach of Afghanistan before taking over the reins of the national side as Chief Selector in 2016.
On the other hand, Boucher was the first gloveman to take 500 catches in Test cricket, as well as, the keeper was a mainstay of South African side for more than a decade, having played 146 Test matches for his country, scoring 5,498 runs, taking 530 catches and 23 stumpings since his debut in 1997.
(With ANI Inputs)