Here’s Why Abdul Qadir’s Son Quit Pakistan Cricket for Australia

Usman Qadir, who is the son of legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, had announced that he decided to quit Pakistan in favor of playing in Australia.

After briefly playing first-class cricket in Pakistan and failing to make an impact, Usman claimed that cricket-politics kept him from getting the chances he deserved.

Harboring ambitions to follow in his father’s footsteps and play for Pakistan, Usman was left disappointed and publicly called out the structural problems which exist in Pakistan cricket.

There is politics. I did not get any chances [in Pakistan].

Heartbroken and shattered, Usman decided to call it a day and quit playing cricket in Pakistan and move to Australia.

No more Pakistan. I want to play for Australia definitely, 100%, because I didn’t get any chances in Pakistan.

Last week, the 25-year-old made his debut in Western Australia where he managed to pick 3 wickets for 50 runs. The commentators praised Usman for his wrong-un, which is of course inherited from his father.

My aim is to perform well in Australia. Hopefully, I will get citizenship in two years’ time. My goal is to play for Australia at the 2020 World T20.

Although this is a sad situation which has unfolded, it packs a lot of reality. Pakistan’s domestic cricket is plagued with favoritism, nepotism and corruption. Players are often robbed of their dreams to play for Pakistan because of the very reason.

Zarar leads the Sports & Auto sections at ProPakistani.


  • Nothing more than average bowler. If so many youngsters can perform in PSL and get a chance for National side; who is stopping Usman Qadir.
    It reminds me a Urdu ka muhawra “Nach na janay Aangan Terrha”.

  • He better knows his potential.. acha hay aik normal admi bhi to career aur paisa bnane k liye doosre mulk jataa hi hayy.. best of luck usman !!

  • if everyone is corrupt in Pakistan than how his father gets chance ? Pakistan have a higher standards when it comes to spinners in cricket.

  • Where is Your Perfome ?
    Is Tarha Fawad, Akmal Brother, PSL Little Star Sare Pakistan Ko Choor K Kahi Aur Shift Ho Jaye Apki Aur ImranTahir Ki Tarha

    Be A Man Proud To Be A Pakistani : Umeed Pe Duniya Qaiam Hai

  • Never highlighted in 1st class or could get space in T20 once or twice heared about him in media but never heard about his praise from the mouth of a single senior player except his father . Using word corrupt is a political slogan of one party from whom his father belongs too and see every thing corrupt except themselves.

  • Its easy to play for australia , as we have top quality stuff here in pakistan. Best of luck son of a qadir, hope u ll find the best place in aussies camp. I still respect ur father.

  • Absolutely my brother.. just ask a Sindhi player what level discrimination he faces in PCB’s world…….. disgusting system


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