Cricket Legend Abdul Qadir passed away due to cardiac arrest aged 63 in Lahore, our condolences are with the family and loved ones in this time of grief.
Khan’s son confirmed the demise of his father as he was shifted to services hospital after a Heart attack he could not survive. He told AFP,
My father never had a heart problem so it was sudden and shocking that he suffered a severe attack and could not survive
Famous because of his peculiar bowling action, the Dancing bowler had a tremendous record, which included a 9-65 against England, the best figures by a Pakistani bowler in tests. He took 236 international wickets throughout his test career and added 132 on top of it in ODIs. PM Khan always had high praise for the bowler. Numerous notables from cricket expressed their grief on the passing away:
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PM Khan wrote
Abdul Qadir’s death has deprived Pakistan of a great cricketer who blazed the name of his country across the world. Abdul Qadir’s death has deprived me of a dear friend and left me truly saddened
The PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends
The COAS expresses heartfelt grief on demise of cricket legend Abdul Qadir,Pakistan has lost a great sportsman and a human being. May Allah bless his soul and give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen
Sarfaraz also took to Twitter
Absolutely shocking news to hear the sad passing of legend Abdul Qadir sahib. May Allah grant him the highest rank in jannah and his family the patience to bear the loss. #Ameen
Shoaib Akhter also expressed his condolences
Legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir passed away. Just got this sad news. The revival of leg spin in cricket is completely credited to him.”
“He inspired a generation of bowlers to take up leg spin. Inna lillahiwainnaelaihirajaoon
The cricket world truly lost a great in Abdul Qadir and would always remain In debt for his services to the beautiful game.