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Happy Birthday Miandad: Tributes pour in as Pakistan’s greatest cricketer turns 66

The iconic batsman has represented the Pakistan cricket team from 1975-1996.

Happy Birthday Miandad trends on social media as Pakistan’s greatest cricketer turns 66!

Former Pakistan Great Javed Miandad is celebrating his 66th birthday on June 12, and his fans extended their tribute to the hero of many cricketing occasions. We are unlikely to see another of his kind.

Miandad made his international cricket debut in 1975 against West Indies at the age of 18.

During his career, he scored 16,213 international runs with 31 centuries in 357 matches.

In a 402-match first-class career from 1973-74 to 1993-94, Miandad scored 28,663 runs at an average of over 53 with 80 centuries and 139 half-centuries.

Miandad played in the 1975 World Cup as an 18-year-old and then went on to participate in five more World Cups, winning the 1992 event in Australia under Imran Khan.

He is the only player that appeared in six ODI World Cups and also lifted the trophy in 1992.

Miandad in his career  scored 1,083 runs at an average of over 43 in 33 World Cup matches,

Miandad scored a century (163) on their Test debut in Lahore in the first Test against New Zealand in 1976 and then scored the first of his six double-centuries (206) in the third Test in Karachi.

Javed Miandad in his 100th Test in Lahore in 1989, Miandad scored 145 to become only the second batter (the other being Gordon Greenidge) to score centuries in debut and 100th Test.

In Test matches, Miandad scored over 1,000 runs against Australia (1,797 in 25 Tests), England (1,329 in 22 Tests), India (2,228 in 28 Tests), and New Zealand (1,919 in 18 Tests).

While in ODIs, he scored over 1,000 runs against Australia (1,019 in 35 matches), India (1,175 in 35 matches), Sri Lanka (1,141 in 35 matches), and West Indies (1,930 in 64 matches).

Besides scoring many crucial runs for the Pakistan team, Javed will always be remembered by the cricket fans for one knock where he crushed Chetan Sharma with a last-ball six, leading Pakistan to victory in the final of the Austral-Asia Cup in Sharjah in 1986.


Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and cricket fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to Miandad as he celebrates his 66th birthday today.






Javed Miandad was formally inducted into the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Hall of Fame last year.

PCB Chief Executive Faisal Hasnain presented a commemorative cap and plaque to the former Pakistan cricketer and batting legend Miandad on March 22, 2022.


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