Mumbai: Dinesh Karthik did a Javed Miandad — hitting a six off the last ball — to take India home in a thrilling final of the Nidahas Trophy in Colombo on Sunday. The Pakistan legend, who had pulled off a heist against India in 1986, on Tuesday congratulated Karthik for his spectacular show.
“I didn’t watch Karthik’s knock, I read about it in the papers. It requires a lot of confidence to hit a last-ball six. It is a pity for the bowler though,” Miandad added.
Miandad then wanted to know the boundary distance of the Colombo stadium. “Hitting a 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, it was very difficult to pull it off. No batsman would ever think of it,” Miandad said.
The former Pakistan cricketer said the introduction of T20 has changed the dynamics of the game. “Power hitting has become common these days. Now, even scoring 30 runs in an over is possible,” he said. “I am proud that my last ball six is still remembered by the fans,” he added....