Karachi: On the field, their sour-sweet nokjhoka India. Pak cricket has been a part of legends but when it comes to respecting, Javed Miandad has no match for Sunil Gavaskar in terms of technique and attitude to face the fast bowlers.
Miandad believes that current players should watch Gavaskar's videos of how he faced the world's most dangerous fast bowlers like Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Malcolm Marshall, Imran Khan, Richard Hadlee, and Dennis Lillee. In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board, he said, "It was amazing how much he played around the world despite being so short. The consistency in his performance was amazing."
"Today's players can learn a lot by watching his videos. How did he face the fast bowlers despite his short stature? At that time there were very dangerous fast bowlers in West Indies, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Pakistan but they were successful in front of everyone.
Regarding his relationship with Gavaskar, he said, "I used to enjoy watching him bat. I used to field close to him and keep talking to break his concentration. Many times he managed to break his focus. He would come out from the field abusing me and I would have had a lot of fun.