Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mark Boucher become MCC Honorary Life Members

The two have been included in recognition of their outstanding achievements in cricket.

Inzamam-ul-Haq played international cricket for Pakistan from 1992 to 2007.   -  AP

Inzamam-ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain, and Mark Boucher, the former South Africa wicketkeeper, were on Friday made Honorary Life Members of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

According to the MCC website, the two have been included in recognition of their outstanding achievements in cricket.

In an international career spanning 15 years, Inzamam played 120 Tests, 378 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and one Twenty20 International (T20I). In Tests, he scored 8,830 runs at an average of 49.60, with 25 centuries and 46 half-centuries. In ODIs, he tallies 11,739 runs at an average of 39.52.

He captained Pakistan from 2001 to 2007.

After his retirement in 2007, Inzamam had a brief stint with the Afghanistan national team as head coach. In 2016, he became Pakistan’s chief selector.

Eminent club

The 49-year-old Inzamam is now the fifth Honorary Life Member of the MCC from his country, after Imran Khan, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shahid Afridi.

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Boucher is also the fifth Honorary Life Member of the MCC from his country. He joins Allan Donald, Jonty Rhodes, Shaun Pollock and Daryll Cullinan.

Boucher, the first wicketkeeper to claim 500 catches in Tests, made his international debut in 1997 and retired in 2012. In 146 Tests, he scored 5,498 runs, took 530 catches and effected 23 stumpings. He also played 290 ODIs, scoring 4,523 runs, taking 395 catches and effecting 21 stumpings.

He holds the record for the most wicketkeeping dismissals across formats — 998 in total.