Former leg-spin maestro Abdul Qadir died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63 in Lahore, his family confirmed on Friday. Khan’s son Salman Qadir confirmed the demise of the iconic cricketer. The former star was shifted to Services Hospital after the heart attack but he could not survive.
Known as the dancing bowler due to his peculiar bowling style, Abdul Qadir played 67 Test and 104 One-Day International matches for Pakistan. He got 236 wickets in Test Matches and 132 in ODI’s. The iconic cricketer played his first Test against England in Lahore on Dec 14, 1977, and first ODI against New Zealand in Birmingham on Jun 11, 1983.
Abdul Qadir played his last international Test against West Indies in Lahore on Dec 6, 1990, while his last ODI was against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Nov 2, 1993. He also served the chief selector of Pakistan team. The Pakistan Cricket Board offered its deepest condolences to the Khan’s family and friends. Qadir represented Pakistan in two World Cups (1983 and 1987), and also led the national team briefly.
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