34 Years Ago Today, Javed Miandad Hit That ‘Historic Six’ Against India In Sharjah

Javed Miandad

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.”

Javed Miandad

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. 

Javed Miandad six

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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

One of the greatest ODI

Exactly, no Pakistani can forget this

Who doesn’t?

Happening to everyone

It has affected Indian psyche deeply

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.

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