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Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at age 63.
Lahore-born Qadir took 236 wickets at 67 Tests between 1990 and 1977 shooting a 132 at 104 one-day international appearances.
From the 1980s age before Shane Warne, when leg-spin bowling was cricket’s most art, he was its exponent on the entire platform.
His very best performance came after he took 9-56 in an innings against England.
The Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted:”PCB is shocked at the information of’maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing, and it has offered its deepest condolences to his loved ones members and friends.”
Qadir’s former Pakistan team-mate along with ex-skipper Wasim Akram added on Twitter”They called him that the magician for many reasons but if he appeared in the eyes and said I was planning to play Pakistan for the next 20 decades, I believed him.
“A magician, absolutely. A leg-spinner and also a trailblazer of the time. You’ll be missed Abdul Qadir, however, not forgotten”
Media in Pakistan have reported that Qadir died following a cardiac arrest.
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