OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE - President Asif Ali Zardari has conferred the Civil Awards on Pakistani cricketers for excellence in their fields of activity on the 65th Independence Day of the country. Pakistan's legendary right-handed Test batsman Muhammad Yousuf was awarded the Pride of Performance Award for his outstanding international career in the international arena. Yousuf has remained the backbone of Pakistan batting line-up for many years. Yousuf has played 90 Tests and scored 7530 runs with a whooping average of 52.29 including 24 centuries and 33 half centuries. His record in the one day form of the game is equally impressive too as Yousuf has scored 9720 runs in 288 one day internationals with an average of 41.71 including 15 centuries and 64 fifties. Pakistan women team captain Sana Mir and blind cricketer Abdul Razzaq were awarded the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz. Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, Chief Operating Officer Subhan Ahmad, Chairperson Women Wing Bushra Aitazaz and PCB management have congratulated Ms Sana Mir, Abdul Razzaq and Muhammad Yousaf on the occasion. In his message, PCB chairman Ijaz Butt said: "The entire cricketing fraternity is proud of these great performers who through their hard work and commitment have made the country proud."