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Famous former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at age 63.
Lahore-born Qadir took 236 wickets in 67 Tests between 1977 and 1990capturing a 132 at 104 appearances.
At the 1980s era before Shane Warne, when bowling was cricket’s many mystical art, he had been its exponent on the world platform.
His best performance came when he took 9-56 in an innings against England in his home town of Lahore in 1987.
The Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted:”PCB is astonished at the news ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing, and it has provided its deepest condolences to his family members and friends.”
Qadir’s former Pakistan team-mate along with ex-skipper Wasim Akram additional on Twitter”He called him the magician for several reasons but when he appeared in the eyes and told me I was going to play Pakistan for the subsequent 20 years, I believed 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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