‘Everything changed when my dad passed on’ – Usman Qadir
Young leg spinner Usman Qadir, the son of cricketing world’s miraculous leg-spinner (late) Abdul Qadir says that it has been his father’s dream to see him play for Pakistan national cricket team despite Usman left Pakistan couple of years ago to play for Australia.
The son of Abdul Qadir, who died of a cardiac arrest last month, Usman Qadir had been picked for Pakistan’s newly looked T20I squad to Australia.
“Everything changed when my dad passed on. My main goal progressed toward becoming to satisfy his desire. At the point when I was going to Australia, the one thing he said was ‘I wish you proceed to get the Pakistan star on your chest.’ Everyone wants to represent their own nation, and I’m the same. Since I’m going to Australia, I’m truly missing him and if he was alive he’d be so glad,” Usman said.
The 26-year old leggie made his debut in Pakistan in 2010. But he dissatisfied with the politics of Pakistan cricket and decided to leave Pakistan for Australia. He played for the Perth Scorchers and Western Australia just as a stretch with Sydney grade club Hawkesbury.
He also said that he is keen to use that experience in the series against Australia. “The conditions in Australia help quick bowlers, my point is to utilize the conditions and give a tough time to the home side, playing on hard and bouncy pitches will be an extraordinary experience and a learning curve for me,” he said.
“Leg-spin, googly and flipper are my main weapons, I am confident that I can trouble the batsmen on Australian pitches with these three deliveries.”