A housing estate in Melbourne, Australia, has streets named after the Pakistan cricketing icons Javed Miandad, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Shoaib Akhtar, as stated by SBS Hindi.
The streets are named Miandad Sreet, Khan Street, Akram Way, Inzamam Street and Akhtar Avenue.
“Inquiries doubled as soon as we announced street named after cricketers,” property dealer Varun Sharma said while speaking with SBS Hindi.
Other names of the estate include Virat Kohli (India), Curtly Ambrose (West Indies), Sir Richard Hadlee (New Zealand), Sir Garfield Sobers (West Indies), Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Joel Garner (West Indies).
Councillor Lara Carli, Mayor of the City of Melton expressed her pleasure at the positive response to these names. “It seems these cricket-themed names are already popular with cricket fans in our community and beyond.
“It’s great to see a positive response to these names, and it’s something I’m sure the developer and surrounding residents can be proud of.”