Ex-Pakistan leg-spin maestro Qadir dies aged 63 | Sunday Observer

Ex-Pakistan leg-spin maestro Qadir dies aged 63

Abdul Qadir
Abdul Qadir

Abdul Qadir, the man who revived the art of leg-spin bowling in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away in Lahore from a cardiac arrest.

Qadir, an integral part of Pakistan’s most successful sides in the 1980s and a valuable mentor to Shane Warne and Mushtaq Ahmed, among others, was 63, nine days short of his next birthday. Some of Qadir’s best days came in Pakistan’s epic battles with West Indies through the mid-80s.

“Had he been playing cricket now with the modern DRS system, where batsmen can be given out on the front foot as well, Qadir would have gotten as many wickets as the great Shane Warne.” Tweeted Imran Khan

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