Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan leg-spinner dies aged 63
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Famous former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at the age of 63.
Lahore-born Qadir took 236 wickets at 67 Tests between 1990 and 1977 , also shooting a 132 in 104 appearances.
In the 1980s era before Shane Warne, when leg-spin bowling was cricket’s many art, he had been its finest exponent on the entire stage.
His very best performance came after he took 9-56 in an innings against England in his home town of Lahore in 1987.
The Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted:”PCB is shocked at the news of’maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his loved ones and friends”
Qadir’s former Pakistan team-mate along with ex-skipper Wasim Akram additional on Twitter”They called him the magician for several reasons but when he looked me in the eyes and told me I was planning to play Pakistan for the next 20 years, I believed him.
“A magician, absolutely. A leg-spinner plus a trailblazer of his period. You will be missed Abdul Qadir, however, not forgotten”
Media in Pakistan have reported that Qadir died following a cardiac arrest.
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