Javed Miandad : Cricket

From an enthusiastic rookie to the architect of a nation’s cricketing fortunes, Mohammad Javed Miandad (June 12, 1957) is Pakistan’s leading run scorer in Test crickets. He played the International Pakistan Cricket team as a perfectionist and a legend. Miandad became the captain of his country’s cricket team. He took the cricket world by storm when he became part of the International scene in 1976-1977. He debuted on October 9, 1976 versus New Zealand. Miandad played for Habib Bank Limited (1975-1991), Glamorgan (1980-1985) and Sussex (1976-1979). When he retired, he is still part of the sport as a coach of the Pakistan cricket team on a couple of occasions and is also part of the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Greatest Sporting Achievements

Miandad holds the world record for the most number of consecutive half centuries in One Day Internationals. He’s also the youngest player to hit a double century; the record is now 35 years old.

He received the President’s Pride of Performance Award, Cricketers of the Year award by Wisden, 44th best Cricketer of all time in ESPN Legend of Cricket, the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, awarded the third highest honor bestowed upon Pakistan by the President.

Why Was He So Good?

From the streets of Karachi to being the greatest Test centers of the world, Miandad is thunderous, fierce, persistent and determined to win. He conquered the batting scene for Pakistan, compiling one of the game’s greatest batting resumes. He had the talent and the know-how on how to organize the future of the sport. Miandad will always be remembered as a class batsman.

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