Hitting a six on the last ball is quite conventional in the modern-era: Javed Miandad
Miandad is considered by many to be perhaps the best Pakistan batsman.
Published - Mar 21, 2018 4:35 pm | Updated - Mar 21, 2018 4:35 pm
The modern era cricket matches tend to provide an additional edge to all its spectators and viewers all over the world as far as the entertainment and intense situations are concerned. The tradition cricketing era’s matches had their own share of tensing battles and pressure situations as compared to the conditions in the present generation of games, which are constantly emerging to be more and more eventful with the popularization of Twenty20 cricket.
The final encounter of the Nidahas Trophy 2018, between India and Bangladesh, was one such game which went down the wire as the winning team got decided on the last ball of the match. Indian wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik smacked a six off the last ball when his team needed 5 runs to win the game and that too with just 1 ball to spare.
Last ball sixes are not unusual anymore in the modern day cricket: Javed Miandad
After Karthik’s heroic exploits in the final, former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad also remembered his one of the most pleasing strike which left some taunting and disappointing faces in the Indian dressing room in 1986. Pakistan required 4 runs off the last ball to beat India in Austral-Asia Cup encounter at the Sharjah and then Miandad stepped up to strike a massive six over the park off Chetan Sharma’s last delivery, to claim a memorable victory against the arch-rivals in that tournament. During a re-visit to his old memories, Miandad mentioned that during his days nobody thought of hitting six off the last ball.
“Hitting last ball six has not remained unusual in modern-day cricket. My six is always compared with the other batsmen but one should remember that in those days, hitting a six off the last ball was very very difficult. No batsman would ever think of it,” said Miandad as quoted by observerbd.com.
It requires a lot of confidence to hit a six off the last ball
Javed Miandad who is quite occupied with his other commitments could not watch the live telecast of the Nidahas Trophy final, but he took some time to read about Karthik’s explosive and spectacular knock to steal a victory from the jaws of defeat for his team. The former Pakistani cricketer also expressed his happiness to the fact that people still remember and talk about his last ball heroics, which he achieved in 1986 against India.
“I didn’t watch Karthik’s game because of my other commitments but have read about the match in the newspapers. I congratulate the batsman because the batsman required a lot of confidence to hit a last ball six. It is pity for the bowler,” he added.
“Anyhow, I am proud that my last ball six is compared and I am remembered by the fans. I am happy that even after over 30-year, people still talk about my six,” concluded the former Pakistani cricketer.