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Waugh, Akram among new ICC Hall of Fame inductees

Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram and former Australian skipper Steve Waugh were on Wednesday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame along with three others.

cricket Updated: Sep 30, 2009 23:01 IST

Legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram and former Australian skipper Steve Waugh were on Wednesday inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame along with three others.

Herbert Sutcliffe, Clarrie Grimmett and Victor Trumper, are the other three cricketers who were added, bringing the total number of players in that club to 60. The trio is no more.

"It is a great honour 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.

Akram said the induction is an acknowledgment of "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.

Looking back, Akram said he would always cherish the matches played against India.

"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.