Test cricketer Abdul Qadir passes away yesterday in Lahore


Previous Pakistan spinner Abdul Qadir, credited for restoring the craft of leg-turn bowling in 1970s and 80s, passed on of a heart attack in the place where he grew up Lahore, his child told AFP on Friday.

“My dad never showed some kindness issue so it was abrupt and stunning that he endured an extreme assault and couldn’t endure,” Salman Qadir told AFP.

Qadir, who might have turned 64 on September 15, was one of top choices of previous skipper Imran Khan — presently Pakistan’s head administrator.

Qadir made his Test debut against England in 1977 and proceeded to play 67 Tests, taking 236 wickets with a best of 9-65 against England at a similar setting in 1987.

Those figures are as yet the best by a Pakistan bowler in a Test innings.

He likewise took 132 wickets in 104 one-day internationals, with Imran utilizing him as an assaulting weapon in the 1983 World Cup held in England.

He played last of his global matches in 1993.

Qadir’s one of a kind moving activity was as appealing as it was dangerous, turning the ball gigantically and had a deadly googly and a flipper.

Incredible Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne — the second most noteworthy Test wicket taker with 708 (just behind Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan’s 800) — was likewise a major aficionado of Qadir.

Previous Pakistan commanders Wasim Akram, Moin Khan, Rashid Latif and Waqar Younis drove the sympathy messages, saying Qadir’s passing was “an extraordinary loss of Pakistan cricket”.

“We have lost an incredible man who was an establishment in himself,” said Wasim who played close by Qadir during the 1980s.

PM Imran Khan communicated despondency over Qadir’s end and said that Pakistan has lost an incredible cricketer.

The leader said Qadir was his companion and that he is petitioning God for his family.


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