Remember, Javed Miandad? The legendary cricketer who won the hearts of Pakistanis in Asia Cup in Sharjah. On this date, April, 18, 34 years ago, the legend shocked the world and won the match against India.
Nadeem Farooq Paracha, an author, tweeted about the legendary cricketer. He said, “34 yrs ago today on April 18, 1986, Javed Miandad smashed a last-ball 6 in Australasia Cup final against India in Sharjah. Pak won by 1 wicket. It was one of the first victories of this nature in ODIs. Needing 4 from the last ball, Javed smashed C. Sharma in the stands for a 6.”
34 yrs ago today on April 18, 1986, Javed Miandad smashed a last-ball 6 in AustralAsia Cup final against India in Sharjah. Pak won by 1 wicket. It was one of the first victories of this nature in ODIs. Needing 4 from the last ball, Javed smashed C. Sharma in the stands for a 6. pic.twitter.com/xNwT8wwPgW
— Nadeem Farooq Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) April 18, 2020
Mohammad Javed Miandad was born on 12 June 1957, is a Pakistani cricket trainer, critic and retired cricketer remembered for his unique way of captaincy and batting.
ESPNcricinfo called him “the greatest batsman Pakistan has ever produced.” Miandad played in Tests and One-Day Internationals between the period of 1975 and 1996.
Furthermore, regarded for his unusual way and remarkable control Javed has acquired applause from cricket recorders as well as his peers. ESPN placed Miandad at 44th number among the best cricketers of all time.
Besides, the legendary cricketer has served as captain of the Pakistan team. In 1986, Sharjah, Miandad hit a big six on the last ball against India, when 4 runs were needed to win. For this Javed is popularly known. Javed’s six is one of the glorious moments of Pakistani cricket.
After his active career as a player, Javed has remained the trainer of the Pakistan cricket team on multiple times. Moreover, he secured important positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board.
People on Twitter praised the cricketer and remembered the historic time in the following manners:
Yes, it’s nostalgic
This picture took me back in time.
Ab cricket ki dunya mae sab se agay hae woh kon?
— Zeenat Khan (@Zeen_Kay) April 18, 2020
One of the greatest ODI
Considering that it was a final, and that to against a stronger Indian team, it was possibly the greatest ODI century of that decade (after, of course, the 189 made by Viv Richards in 1984 against England).
— Kashif Hashmi (@SyedK2010) April 18, 2020
Exactly, no Pakistani can forget this
No Pakistani can ever forget this who lived that moment.
— Shams Bhatti (@bhattishams) April 18, 2020
Remember Saleem Javed’s song to honor this six and Miandad?
— Asif Khan (@khanasii) April 18, 2020
Happening to everyone
i am 65 now this event as it happens yesterday
— Abdul Ahad Wani (@AbdulAhadWani14) April 18, 2020
It has affected Indian psyche deeply
It was a great match that still has an impact on the indian psyche…on the other hand creepy cousins of the pm post match gave credit to imran and wasim for pakistan’s win…the whole family has zero character
— Hassan Kamal (@hassankamal67) April 18, 2020
The legendary cricketer is now a social activist and discusses the average human issues. Javed also rebuked private schools earlier for charging fees. In these, dismal times owing to the ongoing pandemic, remembering Javed’s six has brought smiles on multiple faces.
What do you think of the story? Tell us in the comments section below.