Abdul Qadir, Pakistan’s master leg-spinner, passes away

Abdul Qadir, Pakistan’s master leg-spinner, passes away

Pakistan’s master leg-spinner Abdul Qadir died in Lahore after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest. He took 9 wickets for 56 in one test against West Indies at Faisalabad.

Abdul Qadir had represented Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993. The leg-spinner, known for his unusual action, picked up 236 wickets in the longest format of the game and finished his ODI career with 132 scalps.

 

 

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