Tahir tweets heartful message for late Qadir

Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir passed away at the age of 63 from a cardiac arrest on Friday. He featured in two World Cups for Pakistan.

Abdul Qadir

Abdul Qadir, who represented Pakistan in 1983 and 1987 World Cup has passed away on Friday after a cardiac arrest. He represented Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993 and was widely recognized as the foremost legspinner of his times.

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Qadir picked up  30 wickets in a three-Test series against England and it remained as the biggest highlight of his career. He also led the team a lot of times. After taking retirement, he also worked as chief selector of the Pakistan team and also as a commentator.

South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who sees Qadir as his mentor and guru tweeted a heartful message after hearing the news of his death.

“Extremely saddened to hear the passing of my guru and mentor Abdul Qadir sir. He was someone who was always there for me to guide me not only in cricket but everything in life. He was a father figure for many and will be missed for his kind behaviour. May Allah grant him jannah,” he said. 


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