The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday wished the former Pakistan batting stalwart and captain Javed Miandad on his 62nd birthday. The ICC shared a famous picture of Miandad and mentioned the World Cups he was part of. Miandad, along with the Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, holds the record for playing in the most number of World Cups.
Both Javed Miandad and Sachin Tendulkar have played six cricket world cups each, an all time record in the history of the tournament. Javed Miandad played in the very first World Cup held in 1975 in England and went on to represent Pakistan for a total of six world cups. Miandad's last world cup was the 1996 World Cup.
On the other hand, batting maestro and Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar played his first world cup in 1992 and went on to play for India in six editions of the world cup till 2011, when India won the ICC Cricket World in Mumbai, Wankhede.
Read ICC' Tweet Wishing Javed Miandad Happy Birthday
Happy birthday to Javed Miandad, one of just two men to play in six World Cups! pic.twitter.com/Lvt8LyD9pk
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
Javed Miandad has played in the 1975, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992 and 1996 world cup. The image shared by the ICC is from the India vs Pakistan match from the 1992 Cricket World Cup. The match involved the infamous "jumping" imitation by Miandad of India's then wicket-keeper Kiran More.
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Javed Miandad is Pakistan's fifth highest run-scorer in international cricket. He played a total of 233 ODIs for Pakistan and scored 7,381 runs in the limited overs format. In tests, he played 124 matches and scored a total of 8832 runs at an average of over 52 in the test matches.