Srinagar: The two former greats of the cricket world from Pakistan and South Africa have been elected as the honorary life members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in recognition of their outstanding achievements in cricket. The announcement in this regard was made by MCC on Friday, April 12.
The two greats are, former Pakistan skipper and current chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and former South African wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.
The stylish elegant former Pakistan batsman Inzi played 119 Test matches for Pakistan and also captained the side from 2001-07. He scored 8,829 runs at an average of 50.16, including 25 centuries.
Inzamam, who made his international debut in 1991 but he came in scene during Pakistan’s successful 1992 World Cup campaign. He played pivotal role in Pakistan lifting the trophy.
He went on to play in 378 ODIs. His 11,739 ODI runs at an average of 39.5 puts him at sixth in the all-time list.
With this Inzi has joined fellow Pakistan cricketers including Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Shahid Afridi as the honorary life member of MCC.
While as former South Africa international Mark Boucher is the first wicket-keeper to take 500 catches in Test cricket. After making his debut in 1997, Boucher went on to play 146 Test matches, scoring 5498 runs, taking 530 catches and 23 stumpings.
The 42-year-old also played 290 ODIs, making 4523 runs, claiming 395 catches and taking 21 stumpings.
Boucher has joined his countrymen Allan Donald, Jonty Rhodes, Shaun Pollock and Daryll Cullinan as an honorary life member of MCC.