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Seen above with Wasim Akram, Javed Miandad was the greatest batsman
to ever come from Pakistan. Without a doubt, he was the best.
A true fighter, with no hang up's, and a 100% team man. Javed is the
most loved cricketer of all time in Pakistan. His fan following is
tremendous. I remember the last time I saw him bat..It was at one
of the league matches during the 1996 World Cup in Karachi.
Pakistan were playing against England and were chasing a target of
250. Saeed Anwar had already got them of to a flier with a fluent
72, but once he was out, the crowd began to get restless. Everyone
knew that with the start provided by Anwar, the target was well in
reach. And we all wanted to see Javed bat, since this would be his 
last International match in Karachi. So the chant of 'Javed' 'Javed' 
broke out  and it did not stop till Javed came out to bat at the fall
of Ijaz Ahmed's wicket. We wanted to see Javed bat so much, that
everyone actually cheered when Ijaz got out, and the true
Cricketing Icon, Javed Miandad came to the crease. The atmosphere 
at the National Stadium that day was amazing, and the fact that many
got to witness Javed Miandad bat for the last time in Karachi, almost
made up for the disappointment of losing at Banglore.
Javed Miandad is a source of inspiration for many of today's 
cricketers. Wasim Akram was nurtured by Imran once he came into the
side, but it was Javed who first spotted Akram in the nets and forced
the selectors to include him in the touring party to New Zealand.
Similarly, today's Pakistan Stars, such as Saeed Anwar and Basit Ali
consider Miandad as their cricketing idol and have shaped their game
much like Miandad. 
Today, Javed holds a senior position with Habib Bank and is the Coach
of the Pakistan team. It's a real real blessing for Pakistan
cricket, with Javed Miandad there to guide the players. The Cricket Board
has played around with Javed throughout his career, continuously
appointing and then removing him as the National team Captain..
It was the mistake of removing Javed Miandad as Captain in 1993, 
that led to the troubles that Pakistan cricket has faced since then.
Nevertheless, Javed Miandad is still the greatest cricketer and
sportman to come from Pakistan and is a source of pride for every
Pakistani around the world..Without a doubt, the greatest of all time,
the Pakistan Cricketing Legend..Javed Miandad.





Javed Miandad 
Born: 12 June 1957, Karachi 
Major Teams: Pakistan, Glamorgan, Habib Bank Limited, Sussex,
Sind, Karachi City Cricket Association. 
Batting Style: Right Hand Batsman
Bowling Style: Leg Break Googly
            
Test Debut : Pakistan v New Zealand at Lahore, 1st Test, 1976/77 
Latest Test: Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Lahore, 3rd Test, 1993/94 
             Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1982 

Career Record:

TESTS

              M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave 100  50   Ct St
Batting      124  189  21  8832  280*  52.57  23  43   93  1

            Balls    M     R   W    Ave  Best   5 10    SR  Econ
Bowling     1470   32   682  17  40.11  3-74   -  -  86.4  2.78





                 One Day International Record.

               M    I  NO  Runs   HS     Ave 100  50   Ct St
Batting       233  218  41  7381  119*  41.70   8  50   71  2

             Balls    M     R   W    Ave  Best  4w 5w    SR  Econ
Bowling       436    3   297   7  42.42  2-22   -  -  62.2  4.08



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