The former head coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri has turned 60 today i.e. on May 27. In one of his book ‘Stargazing’, whereby he has made big revelations on the incidents inside and outside the cricket field during his career. Ravi Shastri, has mentioned an incident related to former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad, which very few people know.
Former Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad was once made to run with a shoe, according to Ravi Shastri. This incident occurred in 1987 during a Pakistani team's tour of India. The third ODI match between India and Pakistan was played at the Hyderabad ground on March 20. Team India scored 212 runs in 44 overs while batting first, thanks to Ravi Shastri's 69 and Kapil Dev's 59. This was a thrilling match, with Pakistan needing two runs off the final ball to win. However, Pakistan's team was unable to do so, and Abdul Qadir was run out while attempting to take the second run.
India and Pakistan scored the same number of runs, but India lost six wickets and Pakistan lost seven. Due to the loss of one wicket, Team India was declared the winner. Angry at the loss, Javed Miandad stormed into the Indian dressing room and screamed, 'You live by cheating.'
Ravi Shastri's blood ran cold when he heard this, so he picked up the shoe and followed Miandad to the Pakistani dressing room, intending to kill him. Imran Khan, the Pakistani captain, intervened and resolved the situation. Both players, however, did not escalate the situation and decided it was best to forget about it. When both teams were flying to Pune for the next match, the players spent time on the plane talking about their differences.