Abdul Qadir: Former Pakistan leg-spinner dies aged 63

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Legendary former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at age 63.
Lahore-born Qadir took 236 wickets in 67 Tests between 1977 and 1990, also capturing a further 132 at 104 international appearances.
At the 1980s era before Shane Warne, when leg-spin bowling has been cricket’s most mystical art, he was its exponent on the entire platform.
His very best performance came after he took 9-56 at his home city of Lahore in 1987 in an innings against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted:”PCB is astonished at the facts of’maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing, and it has offered its deepest condolences to his loved ones and friends.”
Qadir’s former Pakistan team-mate along with ex-skipper Wasim Akram inserted on Twitter”He called him that the magician for several reasons but if he looked me in the eyes and said I was going to play for Pakistan for the next 20 decades, I thought him.
“A magician, completely. A leg-spinner plus also a trailblazer of the period. You will be missed Abdul Qadir, however, never forgotten.”
Media in Pakistan have reported that Qadir died following a cardiac arrest.
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