When it comes to batting talent, there’s no doubt about the fact that Javed Miandad’s name is going to come up automatically. He has been described as the greatest batsman of Pakistan by quite a few authentic websites.
On the 12th of June 1957, Javed Miandad opened his eyes in the city of lights Karachi. At that time, nobody knew that this little kid is going to do wonders for Pakistan in the game of cricket.
Miandad’s last-ball six against Chetan Sharma at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is alive in every cricket fan’s heart.
Javed Miandad was best known for his unique style of batting and sheer commitment that he used to bring to his game. With his fearless approach, Javed soon became the talk of the town and his match-winning performances started paying dividends.
During Indo-Pak partition, Javed’s parents moved from Palanpur Gujarat to Karachi Sindh and that’s how Miandad started his early cricketing career in the city of Karachi. Javed’s father Miandad Noor Muhammad Tyagi use to work in the Police department.
Cricket was in the family as three brothers of Javed Miandad played first-class cricket. Anwar, Sohail and Bashir Miandad are the names of his brothers whilst his nephew Faisal Iqbal also played Test cricket for Pakistan.
Javed Miandad played for Pakistan between 1975 and 1996. He last represented Pakistan in the 1996 ICC World Cup. In 124 Test matches, Miandad scored 8832 runs and it was a record until Younis Khan crossed him a couple of years ago.
He had a fantastic average of 52.57 and he had scored 23 Test tons for Pakistan. In 233 ODI matches, Javed scored 7381 runs at an average of 41.70. Miandad also has 8 ODI hundreds to his name. His first-class record is worth mentioning as well as he has scored almost 29 thousand runs in first-class cricket.
In the Hall of Fame at Lords, Miandad was among the three Pakistani players. This is something every cricketer dreams to get. The President’s Pride of Performance Award was awarded to him in 1986.
Miandad is one of the two cricketers to play in the Six World Cup events, the other one being Sachin Tendulkar of India. He was one of the cricketers of the year by Wisden in 1982.
In 33 matches at six world cup platforms, Javed Miandad scored 1083 runs. Miandad holds a world record in One Day International for the highest number of consecutive half-centuries. He scored 9 of them.