Cricketer Abdul Qadir Has Passed Away And Pakistanis Are Mourning The Loss
Abdul Qadir Khan was known for a number of things, but was the most famous for his one-of-a-kind bowling style. He was a member of the Pakistani team in the 1983 and 1987 Cricket World Cups. He was a commendable leg spinner and later became a commentator and Chief Selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Cricket called him “a master of the leg-spin” and sit was said that he “mastered the googlies, the flippers, the leg-breaks and the topspins.” Richie Benaud included him in his Greatest XI shortlist of an imaginary cricket team from the best players around the world and the Former English captain, Graham Gooch said that “Qadir was even finer than Shane Warne.”
The iconic bowler passed away in Lahore due to a cardiac arrest.
The former cricketer died on his way to the hospital after he suffered a heart attack, his son Salman Qadir confirmed. He was shifted to Services Hospital after the heart attack but unfortunately, he could not survive.
The cricket maestro has left the country mourning.
PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/NTRT3cX2in
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 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
This is sad news. Qadir bought leg spin back into test cricket at a time when it was thought it no longer had a place in the game. https://t.co/HFtxMhTcpS
— Jonathan Calder (@lordbonkers) September 6, 2019
The entire Pakistani cricket team is also grieving
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
Legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir sb 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 lillahi wa inna elaihi rajaoon.#AbdulQadir pic.twitter.com/mhBZy2yVk9
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) 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
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
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
Our legend star our Elder Mr Abdul Qadir is no more with us quite shocking news for all of us.May Allah make his last journey easy & Give him best place in Jannah Ameen
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 6, 2019
The entire country has united to mourn the loss of this great man.
We all are proud to be Pakistanis, but there are very few of us that Pakistan is proud of. Abdul Qadir was one such man
In an era known 4 fast bowlers, he inspired a whole generation of leg spinners with his art. A true legend of the game.
RIP Qadir sb. You’ll be dearly missed.
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) September 7, 2019
RARE GOLD: Abdul Qadir narrating the best incident of his cricketing life (in his own words). When he got the better of Imran Khan and convinced him about his credentials. MUST WATCH..
RIP legend. Resurrected the dying art of leg-spin & was a worthy precursor to Shane Warne. pic.twitter.com/hw9sEigrSv
— Muneeb🇵🇰 (@IamMuneebLali) September 7, 2019
May Allah grant them a high rank in Jannat (Ameen Summa Ameen)#AbidAli #AbdulQadir pic.twitter.com/u6MWeIBcHA
— Safia Mallick (@SafiaMallick) September 7, 2019
“Another Googly from Abdul Qadir” these words still echoes in my earsof the commentator. When he was awarded a car as “ Man of the Tournament” & he handed over those Keys to you their and then for his Contribution to the Cause of your Cancer Hospital. RIP https://t.co/KkFrOm44ES
— Moeed Khan (@MoeedkhanPTI) September 7, 2019
This unfortunate news has left many grief-stricken, and we hope his family finds the strength they need to get through this.