Javed Miandad turns 62 today
Former Pakistan skipper and coach Javed Miandad on Wednesday turned 62.
Javed Miandad is known for his unorthodox style and impressive control. He played for Pakistan between 1975 and 1996.
He has won accolades from all around the world. ESPNcricinfo has described him as “the greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced” and his contemporary Ian Chappell eulogised him as one of the finest batsmen in the cricket history.
With 8,832 runs, he is the second-highest Test run-scorer for Pakistan. He averaged 50 plus in Tests. He is regarded as one of the greatest-ever runners between the wicket.
The ex-captain is widely known for his historic last ball six against arch-rival India at Sharjah in 1986, winning an international match in that fashion for the first time. His contribution with the bat in the 1992 ICC World Cup played crucial role in the victory.
He is one of just two men to play six World Cups in cricket history. He has played World Cups of 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 1996.