Abdul Qadir, former Test cricketer and spin legend, passes away at 63

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricketer and spin legend Abdul Qadir Khan passed away in Lahore on Friday, cricketer Kamran Akmal confirmed.

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Akmal, whose brother is married to Qadir’s daughter, said the legendary cricketer passed away due to cardiac arrest.

The 63-year-old was born in Lahore in 1955. He was regarded as one of the best leg-spinners of his time, taking 236 wickets in 67 Test matches and 132 wickets in just 104 One Day Internationals (ODIs).

Qadir was particularly dominating against England’s batsmen in the 1987 home series, claiming a Pakistan record of 30 wickets in three Tests.

He later served as chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as a match commentator.

His four sons, Rehman, Imran, Sulaman and Usman, all played first-class cricket while his daughter Noor is married to Pakistan international Umar Akmal.

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