Former cricketer Abdul Qadir Khan dies of cardiac arrest in Lahore
Former Pakistani legendary cricketer Abdul Qadir Khan died in Lahore due to cardiac arrest on Friday. The 63-year-old was hospitalized in Services Hospital after the heart attack but unfortunately, could not survive.
Abdul Qadir Khan’s son Salman Qadir confirmed the news of the spinning maestro that has left millions of his followers grieving over his demise.
BREAKING: Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir passes away due to cardiac arrest ☹️ pic.twitter.com/689tQvfXJ3
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) September 6, 2019
Abdul Qadir played 67 Test and 104 One-Day International matches for Pakistan. He took 236 wickets in Test and 132 wickets in ODIs. His unique bowling style earned him the title of ‘dancing bowler’.
Celebrities Pay Homage to Abdul Qadir Khan after his Sad Demise on Friday
They called him the magician for many reasons but when he looked me in the eyes & told me I was going to play for Pakistan for the next 20 years, I believed him.A Magician, absolutely. A leg spinner & a trailblazer of his time. You will be missed Abdul Qadir but never forgotten
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 6, 2019
#legendspk Abdul Qadir sb a pioneer of his craft. A legend . The nation Salutes you sir for your services to 🇵🇰 .may you rest in peace.♥️🇵🇰 🙏🏼 @ImranKhanPTI protect our sports and culture legends before they all fade away without sharing the knowledge they possessed #savethe⭐️
— Shaan Shahid (@mshaanshahid) September 6, 2019
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 gives strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Aamen”, COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) September 6, 2019
A legend of the game, Abdul Qadir left us today. Inna lilahi wa inna ilahi raajioon. #RIP
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 6, 2019
Just heard the sad news about Abdul Qadir passing away. May he rest in peace. For us leg-spinners he was an icon, all those variations & tricks. The original master of the googly. Thoughts & prayers with him & his family.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) September 6, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear the shocking news of sir Abdul Qadir sahab's passing away, may Allah grant him highest rank in jannat and the family be blessed with sabar. Ameen
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) September 6, 2019
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
Absolutely shocking news to hear the sad passing Legend Abdul Qadir saab. May Allah SWT grant him the highest rank in jannah and his family the patience to bare the loss. #Ameen
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 6, 2019
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
My heart goes out to the family of our legend Abdul Qadir saab, May Allah give him the highest level of Jannat and may people always remember him with love and the highest level of respect in this world, Ameen
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) September 6, 2019
We all belong to Allah SWT and to Him we all shall return. Deeply saddened to hear about Sir Abdul Qadir's death. May Allah meet his soul with a smile & keep him in His shade of love & mercy, Ameen.
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 6, 2019
Sad to hear about Abdul Qadir's death. Cricket has lost a legend. He was the father of modern-day leg-spin bowling. The man who reincarnated the art of Googly and still holds Pakistan's record for the best figures (9-56) in Tests. We have lost a national hero. RIP, Legend.
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) September 6, 2019
Tragic news about Abdul Qadir,one of the greatest leg spinners of all time,did a few shows with him & he was always energetic and passionate about his views,may he RIP!
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) September 6, 2019
David Gower "Abdul Qadir would bamboozle you at times and he would always ask you, did you pick the googly. He was a lovely guy with huge skills. My condolences to all those close to him" #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 6, 2019
Very sad to hear about the passing of legendary bowler Abdul Qadir. The man who made wrist spin cool again, he is one of the most influential figures in test cricket. Often described as an artist, he leaves this world a true legend. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajiun. https://t.co/anZUNNBptQ
— Ali Khan Tareen (@aliktareen) September 6, 2019
Abdul Qadir made his test debut in 1977 against England in Lahore. His first ODI match was against New Zealand in 1983.
He retired from the international test cricket after playing against West Indies in Lahore. Whereas, his last ODI match was in Sharjah against Sri Lanka in 1993.
He also served as the chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as well as a match commentator.
Abdul Qadir Khan (Urdu: عبد القادر خان, 15 September 1955 – 6 September 2019) was a Pakistani international cricketer whose main role was as a leg spin bowler. Later he was a commentator and Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board, from which post he resigned because of differences with the top brass of Pakistan cricket.
Qadir appeared in 67 Test and 104 One Day International (ODI) matches between 1977 and 1993, and captained the Pakistan cricket team in five ODIs. In Test cricket, his best performance for a series was 30 wickets for 437 runs, in three Test matches at home, against England in 1987. His best bowling figures for an innings were nine wickets for 56 against the same team at the Gaddafi Stadium in the same series in 1987.