Cricket Fraternity Reacts on the Demise of Leg-spin Legend Abdul Qadir

Cricket maestro Abdul Qadir passed away last night in Lahore due to cardiac arrest. His family confirmed the news saying that they were taking him to the hospital following a heart attack, but he could not survive.

International cricketers expressed their condolences and were saddened by the demise of the cricketing legend.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who shared the dressing room with Abdul Qadir during his peak time, said:

Deeply saddened to hear of Abdul Qadir’s passing. My prayers & condolences go to the family. Abdul Qadir was a genius, one of the greatest leg spinners of all time. And he was also the life of the dressing room entertaining the team with his wit & humor.

DG ISPR General Asif Ghafoor expressed grief on behalf of Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa.

Former Test captain Wasim Akram also appreciated the ‘magician’ leg-spinner’s skill.

Star all-rounder Shahid Afridi was sad to find out about his sudden death.

Ramiz Raja paid one of the best tributes.

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was shocked to hear the news of his passing.

He was not only a star for Pakistani fans but also had a massive fan-following across the border.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) issued a heartfelt note on the passing of the leg-spin legend. Here’s what Ehsan Mani said:

We are devastated with the news of Abdul Qadir’s passing, and on behalf of the PCB, I want to express my deepest condolences to his family and friends. Apart from being a maestro with the ball, Abdul Qadir was a larger-than-life figure who was adored, loved and respected across the globe due to his excellent understanding and knowledge of the game, and strong cricket ethics and discipline. He played hard cricket within the spirit of cricket and in doing so, not only earned respect from his opponents but turned his foes into friends. Today, global cricket has become poorer with his passing. He will be missed but will never be forgotten.

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