Pakistani batsman was expert in playing mind games
As soon as the bowler gets angry, the work of the batter becomes easy.
New Delhi. Clashes and tension are common in India and Pakistan matches. Everyone is aware of the fight between Gautam Gambhir-Shahid Afridi, Virender Sehwag-Shoaib Akhtar. These are just a few names, but the series is very long. It is not even that there is only a clash between the players of both the teams. The stories of his frolic in the field are also very famous. This incident happened during a test match. Indian bowler Dilip Doshi was back in the team.
Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad was known for his aggressive style. He used to disturb the players a lot by saying wrong things. Once the bowler’s mind flared up, then Miandad’s pau-barah. Even in this Test match, Javed adopted his tried trick.
When Dilip got upset
While batting in the match, Javed Miandad would repeatedly go to Dilip Doshi and ask him, what is your room number in the hotel? Dilip Doshi ignored this for some time, but finally his patience paid off. He said angrily, why what do you have to do with my room number? Teasing him, Javed said, I have to hit six in your room. Saying this, Javed went ahead with a smile.
Mentioning this story in a TV show, Sunil Gavaskar said that it was a very popular trick of Javed Miandad. However, most of the players could not understand this and used to divert their attention by reacting angrily. Javed would have taken advantage of that. I told Dilip Doshi to keep calm and concentrate on his game. Javed is doing all this just to disturb.
FIRST PUBLISHED : March 21, 2023