Sharjah Stand Should've Been Named After Miandad, Not Tendulkar

Sharjah Stand Should've Been Named After Miandad, Not Tendulkar
The western stand of the Sharjah cricket stadium was named after legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar last week, making him the first cricketer to have a foreign stand named after him.

The stadiums and stands of a country are named after local players, so the development is extraordinary in those terms.

It is Tendulkar's bat that illustrated the Indian winning history; he is the only batsman in the world with 100 centuries in both the ODIs and Test matches, to his career.

Other batsmen of his era, namely Ricky Ponting, Brian Lara, Jacques Kallis, and Sangakkara are some 30 100s away from him.

Without a doubt, it seems difficult to chase this record of his, with even Virat Kohli being far from doing so.

Javed Miandad, too was so incredibly unique in his batting style that his presence in the stadium used to be a symbol of Pakistani side's passion, enthusiasm, and the will for success.

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His bat led the Pakistani victories to every stadium where international cricket was played, and every big name of the cricketing world is a fan of his.

One of his milestones is that his batting average never dropped below 50 runs, as long as he played his cricket.

Unfortunately, the Sharjah cricket stand wasn't named after Miandad; his innings turned the stadium into an international cricket brand.

In this context, the record of the Pakistani cricket board is shameless, while that of the Indian board, an exemplary one.
Looking at the affairs of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) nowadays, it is naïve to expect it to fight the case of the legendary batsman we know as Javed Miandad.

Tendulkar, on the other hand, is fortunate to have achieved the honour, and so are his countrymen, for it has recognised his legendary time as a cricketer.

Read the Urdu story here.