Former cricketer Abdul Qadir dies of cardiac arrest in Lahore

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Former cricketer Abdul Qadir dies of cardiac arrest in Lahore

LAHORE: Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir on Friday passed away at age of 63 after suffering a cardiac arrest in Lahore, his family confirmed.
According to family sources, Abdul Qadir was taken to the hospital immediately after suffering a heart attack where doctors pronounced him dead and informed that he left this world even before reaching the hospital.
Abdul Qadir has served in several positions including chief selector at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as a commentator. He played 67 Tests taking 236 wickets and 104 One Day Internationals (ODIs) where he bagged 132 wickets representing the national team.
He started his career with a Test match against England in Lahore on December 14, 1977, and played his last Test against West Indies in Lahore on December 6, 1990. He played the first ODI against New Zealand in Birmingham on June 11, 1983 while playing his last ODI against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on November 2, 1993.
Abdul Qadir was born on September 15, 1955 in Lahore. He has four children, Rehman Qadir, Imran Qadir, Suleiman Qadir and Usman Qadir.
PCB expressed deepest condolences on the shocking death of maestro.
Cricket has Abdul Qadir to thank for keeping wrist-spin alive through the darkest years of the late 1970s and ‘80s.
Qadir’s action was a wonderfully extravagant routine, and he admitted more than once that it was contrived as a spectacle to distract batsmen. Variety was the key; it was said he had six different deliveries per over.
Remember that Abdul Qadir s brother Ali Bahadur also played 10 first class matches in 1987-88.
On the other hand, Information Minister Sindh Saeed Ghani offered condolences over the death of former cricketer Abdul Qadir.

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