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5 captains who went on to become coach of the same country

Aadya Sharma
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27 Jun 2016, 21:34 IST

Javed Miandad

Javed Miandad
Javed Miandad was the coach of the Pakistani side over three stints.

One of the finest Pakistani batsmen, Miandad played the first six World Cups for his country, scoring more than 7000 runs in ODIs and 8000 in Tests. Known for his proficiency square of the wicket, he was also a great runner between the sticks and was an aggressive ODI batsmen. Best remembered, perhaps, for his last ball six against Chetan Sharma in 1987, Miandad was the captain of the national side from 1980-1993, winning 26 ODIs and 14 Tests.

Having retired from the game post the 1996 World Cup, Miandad returned to coach the side for three terms, the first of whose started in 1998. His stint started successfully, with a drawn Test series against India and a Sharjah Cup win, but handed his resignation days before the 1999 World Cup. He returned in 2000, winning the Sharjah Cup and a tri-series in West Indies, but was sacked the very next year in the wake of match-fixing.

He returned for the third time after the 2003 World Cup, winning the Sharjah Cup one more time, but wasn’t persisted with, and made way for Bob Woolmer in 2004. He came back as a batting consultant in 2012.

Waqar Younis is another Pakistani captain who went on to coach the national side.

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