B'day Special: These are Pakistan's most World Cup playing cricketers

new Delhi: Former captain of Pakistan Javed Miandad The name of the cricket world is the one who has earned immense fame in his cricket career, he is the first player in the world who participated in 6 World Cups. Only Sachin Tendulkar of India has been able to match this record of Miandad. Miandad was known for his aggressive batting. He has played 124 Tests and 233 ODIs for Pakistan.

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Miandad is celebrating his 63rd birthday today. This great Pakistani batsman was born on 12 June 1957 in Karachi. During his long career, Miandad set many records for Pakistan on the cricket field and played a key role in getting his country the World Cup in 1992. You can guess what the importance of Miandad is in Pakistan cricket, from the same fact that even after so many years of his retirement, Miandad is at number four in the batsmen scoring most runs for Pakistan.

Now let's talk about the incident that caused Miandad to become a villain for Team India. In fact, on 18 April 1986, the final of the Australasia Cup was going on in Sharjah between India and Pakistan. Team India scored 245 for 7 wickets while batting first. After which Pakistan's innings started and Pakistan team scored 242 runs in 49.5 overs. Pakistan needed 4 runs off the last ball to win.

In that over, Team India had expectations from Chetan Sharma and on the other hand Pakistani team had expectations from Javed Miandad as Javed was playing 110 runs at that time. What was it then, Javed hit a six over Chetan Sharma's last ball and India lost the winning match. Pakistan won in that match, but Chetan Sharma got a bad-looking stain for a lifetime.

India and Miandad have a special relationship. Before the partition of Indo-Pak, Miandad's parents used to live in Gujarat but after partition of the country they settled in Karachi. Apart from this, if we talk about Miandad's cricket career, then you will be surprised to know that he is the youngest player to score a double century in the history of Test cricket. In 1976, Miandad made this record by scoring 206 against New Zealand at the age of 19.