Javed Miandad – An Inspiration to Cricket Fans Worldwide
Out of the shining stars in the galaxy of Pakistani cricket, the one to shine brighter for decades has undoubtedly been Javed Miandad whose uniqueness is of no comparison. In the mind game, laved Miandad exclusively remained prevailing. Stuffed with a blend of patriotic approach and simple nature, his brilliance was of great class not only in the ground but beyond as well. Javed Miandad’s charismatic character yet remains prominent despite his retirement almost twenty-seven years ago.
Unfortunately, unseen powers remained active against him ever since the day, he entered the cricket grounds, yet his popularity exists even today. No one can forget his role as a unique coach in the late 1990s when he used to be standing always like a soccer coach and kept directing the players on every ball basis. The outstanding performance of
Pakistan team in India then was doubtlessly due to his fantastic coaching. Claiming, he brought new dimensions and innovation to the field of coaching. wouldn’t be the part of exaggeration. Miandad, on one hand, apparently possessed a remarkable record both in One Day and Test Cricket, he did have some hidden features too, the other way round, that common cricket lovers might not observe.
He was the first in ODI cricket to rotate the strike with short singles in a way to spoil the placement of the field that used to be damaging for any bowler to maintain his line and length. This very technique of Miandad was to give an opportunity to the batsman on the other hand to exploit the inconvenience of the bowler whose mental capacity had been hijacked due to the short singles, taken by Miandad.
His that very strategy of believing the worth of singles was later adopted by the Australians who exclusively ruled over the game of cricket for many years. He often seemed around Imran Khan in placing the field. During the World Cup 1992, he always was there to suggest to Imran Khan How to place the field and whom to call for the bowline. What really was amazing to see, he always used to take the batsman on another hand how go on.
Behind the couple of decisive and historical innings of lnzamam-ul-Haq was laved Miandad that’s on record. Diverting the attention of a batsman with his funny re-marks was also one of his tactics to get the real objectives. Had there been so much active social media as that is now, we can see, laved Miandad would have been the most viral figure on a daily basis. Generally, Indian Cricket Team is considered to be better than Pakistan Team, but yet again, many don’t know that even today, Pakistan stands far ahead, as far as statistics are concerned.
Bringing a total count of victories in all forms of cricket between Pakistan and India, Pakistan almost stands twenty matches ahead of India, and quite interestingly, this difference has especially been due to the dominating figure, whose six in Sharjah on the last ball of Chetan Sharma back on April 18, 1986, to win the final of Australasia Cup kept haunting India for years to come. And the one to put this difference was none other than laved Miandad. Without any doubt, even India today is hesitant to play against Pakistan on even a neutral venue due to those bitter experiences that were brought to them by laved Miandad and Imran Khan.
Speaking honestly, there have been conspiracies against laved Miandad ever since the day, he shone like a bright star. And, the reason behind this, undoubtedly, is that no one stands in comparison when it comes to dealing with the game of cricket. He, to an immeasurable extent, is a cricketing brain who has just one master copy.
When he comes into action, no one can stand against his blasting genius. So, his seen and unseen opponents have the reason to create hurdles in letting him take a strong charge of PCB. But, it is an undeniable fact that the only one to bring in proper order the stumbling blocks of Pakistan Cricket into stepping stones is none other than the Mighty Javed Miandad.