The Organizers of the Castrol Asian cricket award have decided to honor the legendary Pakistani batsman Mohammad Haneef with the Lifetime Achievement award. This honor will be given to the former captain, for his remarkable contribution to Pakistan and to international cricket.
The Lifetime Achievement award is given to the people who have achieved a remarkable feat in any field in the past. Haneef throughout his career was a consistent batsman and his scored 3915 runs which include 12 hundreds. His test average was 43.98. Haneef’s highest score in test match was 499 runs which he scored against the West Indies in 1959. He still remains the highest test run scorer after Brian Lara.
The Asian awards will be held on 27th June 2008 where Asia’s best cricketers would be felicitated on the basis of their performance in test cricket, one day cricket as well as the Twenty20 format. The awards are distributed on the basis of point system which includes the batting, bowling and fielding performances of every player in all form of international matches.
This is the first ever Asian award ceremony to be held. Players like Younis Khan, Mohammed Yousuf, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir, Misbah Ul Haq, Shoaib Malik, Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Chaminda D’Silva and Sanath Jayasuriya have also been nominated for their career performances.