Former cricketing prodigy Abdul Qadir has passed away in Lahore on Friday night, as informed by cricketer Kamran Akmal.
Kamran Akmal told that Abdul Qadir breathed his last after suffering from cardiac arrest. He was about 64.
He was born on September 15, 1955 in Lahore, Abdul Qadir made a significant contribution to Pakistan cricket as a leg-break googly bowler.
He was an important member of the team, captained by Imran Khan, the present prime minister.
He played under him two World Cups in 1983 and 1987.
Later, he became a cricket commentator, and chief selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Abdul Qadir appeared in 67 Test matches and 104 One-day Internationals between 1977 and 1993, and captained the Pakistan cricket team in five ODIs.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has expressed deep sorrow over the sad demise of renowned cricketer Abdul Qadir.
In his condolence message, the president said Gogli’s inventor Abdul Qadir brought name for Pakistan across the world.
Dr. Arif Alvi prayed for the departed soul and said his name will always be remembered in the history of cricket.
Prime Minister Imran Khan says Abdul Qadir’s death has deprived Pakistan of a great cricketer who brought fame for the country across the world.
In his condolence message, Imran Khan said he has lost a great friend.
He prayed for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.
Chief of the Army staff Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses heartfelt grief on the demise of cricket legend Abdul Qadir.
According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Army, Major. General Asif Ghafoor, the COAS said Pakistan has lost a great sportsman and a human being.
The Army Chief prayed for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.