Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday expressed grief over the demise of legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir who died of a cardiac arrest final night time.
The prime minister provided condolence to the aggrieved household and paid tribute to Abdul Qadir who he mentioned was genius and one of many best leg spinners of all time.
“Deeply saddened to listen to of Abdul Qadir’s passing. My prayers & condolences go to the household,” the prime minister tweeted.
“He was additionally the lifetime of the dressing room entertaining the crew together with his wit & humour,” he mentioned.
The prime minister mentioned Qadir’s bowling statistics don’t do justice to his genius.
“Had he been taking part in cricket now with the trendy DRS system, the place batsmen might be given out on the entrance foot as properly, Qadir would have gotten as many wickets as the good Shane Warne,” the previous cricket hero mentioned.
Often called the dancing bowler on account of his peculiar bowling model, Abdul Qadir performed his first Check towards England at Lahore on Dec 14, 1977 and first ODI towards New Zealand at Birmingham on Jun 11, 1983.
The person who revived the artwork of legspin bowling and an integral a part of Pakistan’s most profitable sides within the 1980s and a helpful mentor to Shane Warne and Mushtaq Ahmed amongst others, left for eternity 9 days wanting his subsequent birthday.