One of Pakistan’s, and unarguably the world’s greatest batsmen, Pakistan’s Javed Miandad turned 61 today.
A versatile batsman, Miandad has to be credit 8,832 Test runs, 7,381 ODI runs, and also a total of 31 centuries across the two formats.
He has featured in the most number of World Cups for Pakistan, appearing in every edition from 1975 to 1996. Miandad also played a stellar role in Pakistan’s World Cup triumph Down Under in 1992.
Indians hate him for the sole reason that he hit a six off the last ball in a Sharjah match against them in 1986, and the impact was so brutal that Pakistan went on to dominate India for the next decade. However, Miandad’s legacy is much beyond that scintillating six. On his birthday, Twitterati paid glowing tributes to him, most pointing out to his glorious record.
Take a look below:
— OLD CRICKET PHOTOS (@oldcricphotos) June 12, 2018
— Zia_Afridi_Official (@ZiaAfridi326) June 12, 2018
Happy Birthday Javed Miandad🎂🍰🎉
💚Only player to have 50+ average throughout his test career (min 100 Tests)
💚The fourth most run scorer for Pakistan in International Cricket (16213)
💚First Player to play 6 World Cups
💚CWC Winner 1992
💚Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1982 pic.twitter.com/mVzReAWGz7
— Ayesha 🇦🇷 (Pakistan For Life 💚🇵🇰) (@Me__Aashoo) June 12, 2018
— Ali (@KhattakMj) June 12, 2018
8,832 Test runs
7,381 ODI runs
1992 @cricketworldcup winner 🏆
Pakistan’s greatest batsman?
Happy birthday to the legendary Javed Miandad! pic.twitter.com/Une9pEbNyo
— ICC (@ICC) June 12, 2018
Arguably the greatest Pakistani batsman – Javed Miandad, turns 61 today. Here’s a reminder why the Karachi-born batsman finds a special mention in cricket history – https://t.co/dDiBAup9XN pic.twitter.com/W1UFbFWEKQ
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) June 12, 2018
— PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) June 12, 2018
Happy Birthday Javed Miandad
Who remembers his last ball six off Chetan Sharma? pic.twitter.com/2M3o6ifjsB
— Cricketopia Videos (@CricketopiaVid) June 12, 2018
#OnThisDay 1957. The brilliant Javed Miandad was born in Karachi. Miandad scored 163 in his first Test innings, against New Zealand in Lahore in 1976-77 & is one of only two men (Herbert Sutcliffe is the other) to have a Test average that never dropped below 50 #Cricket pic.twitter.com/iQhyOPvgjb
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 12, 2018
– Only the Second Man Whose Test Average Never fell Below 50
– He is the Youngest Player to hit a Double Century Broke 47 year Old record. Now the Record is 42 years Old
– And indeed Hero of World cup 1992
Happy Birthday Javed Miandad🎂
One of the finest players of his era😍😍 pic.twitter.com/8SGSDIrR0j
— ZEE🇵🇰 (@iBleedGreenZ) June 12, 2018
🏏 1⃣6⃣2⃣1⃣3⃣ Runs
🙌 Happy Birthday to legendary Javed Miandad — a genius who fought battles against the best of the world with a brave heart. He was an artist with the bat and a true fighter#ShaanePakistan pic.twitter.com/vv5GzC8S6T
— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) June 12, 2018
— پاکستان ہسٹری فوٹو (@Pakistan_Parast) June 12, 2018
On This Day: June 12, 1957 – The ‘Karachi Streetfighter’ Javed Miandad was born
— PakPassion.net (@PakPassion) June 12, 2018