Biography of Javed Miandad:-Javed Miandad is a former International cricketer who played for Pakistan Cricket Team. Miandad was born on 12 June 1957, Miandad was a right-hand middle-order batsman. He remained as a coach for multiple teams and also bowled leg break right-arm occasionally. Javed Miandad contested in domestic circuit playing for Habib Bank Limited, he is known for robust batting technique, Javed’s most memorable shot was his six off the last ball in Sharjah Cup against India when he hit a six off the last ball when 4 runs were needed in one ball.
Biography of Javed Miandad
- Born:- 12 June 1957 (age 60), Karachi
- Spouse:- Tahira Saigol (m. 1980)
- Height:- 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
- Test Debut:- 9 October 1976 v New Zealand
- Siblings:- Anwar Miandad, Bashir Miandad, Sohail Miandad
- Children:- Junaid Miandad
Javed was the finest middle order batsman of his era. He is regarded as the most talented batsman ever produced by Pakistan. Javed was one of the three batsmen that led Pakistan to its only World Cup championship in 1992. He scored six half-centuries in the tournament. His talent was natural and rare, he never learned it from any academy, he invented the reverse sweep, and his ability to rotate the strike with flowing fours and sixes was a joy to watch. He was the ultimate savior for the team whenever the top order toppled and torn apart by the opposition.
He was classy for Test format, but his ODI career is still a dream for most of the modern batsmen. Winning off the last ball with a six was a trend set by Javed Miandad. The legend served as a coach, advisor, and chairman of the selection committee for Pakistan cricket team after retirement. His three tenures with the team as coach were short and disappointing. Javed works as a cricket analyst, and his business is going good in Karachi.
Miandad made his Test debut on 9 October 1976. His ODI debut came against Zimbabwe a year before he played his first Test against New Zealand in June 1975. He was found by Pakistan’s first captain Abdul Hafeez Kardar and predicted him as “the find of the decade”. He played in the era of great cricketers. He became one of them afterward. Miandad was a permanent member of the team after a year. On his Test debut, Javed Miandad scored an extraordinary and flawless 165-run inning becoming the youngest batsman to score a century on debut. He was 19 at that time. His series wasn’t over yet as he posted a double ton in the third match of the same series in his hometown Karachi. At the end of his first test series, he accomplished a 150 and 200-run mark. He also became the youngest player to score a double century in test cricket, he continued with 85 runs in the second innings.
Later in 1976, Pakistan toured Australia for a challenging test series, Miandad couldn’t perform well in the series with the bat. He took five wickets that concluded as an average round. In 1977 against England, Miandad was back in his form, he averaged 131 after the series ended, against India, Javed Miandad punished Indian bowlers throughout the series. In 1978-79 series, he smashed another 150 and completed his 1000 test runs after 14 test matches. His average against India in that series was 178.50. He scored 357 runs in five innings and helped Pakistan whitewash the neighbors. He scored everywhere averaging the best against India, Australia, New Zealand, and England. His consistency earned him the respect he needed from Pakistani fans and International cricketers. In 1980 series against India in India, Miandad scored four half-centuries completing his 2000 runs in Test format.
Captaincy and Retirement
Miandad became a captain in 1980, his first series win as a captain was against Australia, in 1981, and Pakistan toured Australia under Javed Miranda’s captaincy for threetest match series. Pakistan completed the tour with the2-1 series loss. It was the same series that witnessed a duel between Dennis Lillee and Miandad. Pakistan won another test series against India in 1983 by 3-0 under his captaincy. It was the series in which Miandad scored 280 runs and highest batting partnership ever along with Mudassar Nazar of 451 runs.
Retirement and Post-Retirement
At his retirement, Javed Miandad played 124 test matches, and 233 ODIs. His batting average in Test cricket remained above 50 throughout his career. Miandad retired from International cricket in March 1996 playing his last World Cup, his sixth one overall. He retired from Test Cricket three years ago and appeared for the last time on December 1993. Miandad also played county cricket from 1976 to 1985. He had a four-year and five-year span with Sussex and Glamorgan respectively.
After retirement, Miandad was appointed coach of National team of Pakistan in 1998. He resigned after a year and a half before 1999 World Cup. He was named again in 2000; Pakistan won Sharjah Cup under his mentorship, Miandadhas removed again in 2001 for a bad performance by PCB. Miandad was again appointed as head coach in 2003 after a disappointing World Cup performance, Pakistan team were right on track again until June 2004 that saw another operation cleanup and Miandad was sacked again by PCB.
Javed Miandad Stats & Records
In 124 test matches, Javed Miandad scored 8832 runs with a batting average of 52.57 along with 23 centuries and 43 fifties. His top score was 280 not out against India. In 233 ODIs, Miandad amassed 7381 with a batting average of 41.70. He notched 15 centuries and 50 half-centuries with the highest score 135. In 402 test matches, Miandad scored 28,663 runs with a prime average of 53.37 runs per inning, 80 centuries and 139 fifties and a best score of 311. He also took 191 wickets in his overall first-class career.
His records include one of the two cricketers in International cricket to play six World Cup tournaments, only Sachin Tendulkar is the other one. Javed Miandad is one of the few Pakistani Cricketers to bear his name on Lords Hall of Fame. Javed Miandad was part of the highest-ever batting partnership at any position of 451 along Mudassar Nazar against India. He is regarded as the best batsman ever produced by Pakistan. He is sixth on the list of Best Cricketers of All Times by Cricinfo. Miandad was awarded Pride of Performance and Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan in 1992 after winning the World Cup under the captaincy of Imran Khan, which is also the third-highest honor given to civilians. Javed Miandad is also the youngest cricketer to score a double century, he is also the record-holder of consecutive fifties in ODI format.
Javed Miandad Family and Personal Life
Javed Miandad is a sports analyst and commentator; he married Tahira Sehgal in 1981. Javed Miandad wife is the daughter of Khalid Sehgal, one of the top industrialists in Pakistan. Javed Miandad lives in Karachi with his wife, his two sons, and a daughter. All of his brothers played first-class cricket, Anwar, Bashir, and Sohail Miandad, all played first-class along with Javed. Javed’s son Junaid Miandad married Dawood Ibrahim’s daughter Mahrukh, both met in the UK as Javed’s son and Mahrukh studied at Oxford and fell in love there. Dawood Ibrahim is an international terrorist and Mafia King of India’s largest city Mumbai, he operates with the name D-Company. He is believed to be protected by Pakistan’s Intelligence agencies claimed by India. The autobiography of Javed Miandad titled “Cutting Edge” was published in 2003 in which he denied any claim of being in touch with the Mafia King.