Lahore: Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad was added within the 1996 World Cup after the batsman pleaded with the gamers that he needed to make an look within the showpiece occasion and create the document for most WC appearances as per former batsman Basit Ali.
“I’m going to share one thing you may not pay attention to. I’ve been quiet due to my nation. Miandad wasn’t included within the 1996 World Cup squad. His title wasn’t there initially. I used to be there within the 15-member squad.
“But he came with a request to the players and said he wanted to play the World Cup. He asked us — who will give me his spot? He wanted to make the most World Cup appearances record. So, I pulled out. I was in my prime (in 1995 and 1996) at that time, but still I sacrificed my place because I respected Miandad,” Basit instructed TimesofIndia.com.
In reality, the previous batsman mentioned that Imran Khan was behind Miandad’s ouster from the group in 1993. “There was a conspiracy to take away Javed Miandad from the group (round 1993). That’s why I used to be being in contrast with him. Honestly, I used to be not even one p.c of what Miandad was. I used to bat at quantity four and when Miandad was eliminated, they shifted me to quantity 6.
“At number 4 , I used to average 55 and when they shifted me to 6, my performance went down. They knew that at that position, I would hardly ever get to bat. They gave me slow poison,” he defined.
“I was really passionate about my game. I used to go for the big shots and get out. My batting hardly used to come. Wasim Akram was the captain at that time, but the man who was responsible for Miandad’s ouster is the one who used to give the orders and that was Imran Khan.”