Javed Miandad: A cricketer with attitude
Javed Miandad is a former Pakistani cricketer who is famous for not only his outstanding performance in the game, but also his tough attitude. He has been an extra ordinary player that Pakistan has ever managed to produce. Pakistan is famous for producing talented cricket players, but they yet have to find someone as fine as Javaed Miandad. His love for cricket, his passion for the game is known by everyone. This right hand batsman is known to be a legend in the cricket world.
Muhammad Javed Miandad or better known as Javed Miandad was born on 12th of June in 1957 in Karachi. He parents were basically from Gujarat India, but they shifted to Pakistan after the independence. He was not the only one who was passionate about cricket. His three other brothers, Bashir Miandad, Sohail Miandad and Anwar Miandad, played first class cricket in Pakistan. One of his nephews, Faisal Iqbal is also a good test cricketer. He married Tahira Saigol and has a two sons and one daughter.
He started his domestic career with Habib Bank Limited and played for them 16 years. He played for Habib Bank Limited from 1975 to 1991. In 1980, he started to represent Glamorgan and stayed with them for 5 years. In 976 till 1979 he joined Sussex.
Miandad made his Test debut in a match against New Zealand on 9th of October 1976. The match was played in Gaadafi Stadium, Lahore Pakistan. He made 163 runs in the first innings and 25 runs in the second inning, he remained not out. He was the youngest batsman who made a century on his debut. He scored a double century on the third match of the same series at National Stadium Karachi. He made 206 runs and become the world’s youngest players to make a century at that time. His first ODI match was played on the 11th June in 1975 against West Indies and his last ODI was on the 8th of March in 1998 in a match against India. He is one of the two players how have played six world cups.
In his 124 Test matches, Miandad scored 8, 832 runs with an excellent batting average of 52.57. He made 23 centuries and 43 half centuries in his entire Test career, his top score was 280. He bowled 1,470 balls with a bowling average of 40.11. He took 17 wickets and his best was 3/74. Miandad managed to make 7, 381 runs in the 233 ODIs he played. His best score in the ODI was 119 and his batting average was 53.37. He made 8 centuries and 50 half centuries in all the ODI matches he played. He bowled just 297 and took 7 wickets. His bowling average in the ODI was 42.42 which is just average, but then Javed Miandad was a batsman not a bowler. Making him part of the Pakistani Cricket batting line was perhaps one of the best decisions taken by Pakistan cricket council.