Pakistan’s legendary leg spinner died after suffering from a massive cardiac arrest in Lahore on Friday. Qadir was 63 years old and is survived by his wife and four daughters. One of his daughters is married to Umar Akmal. Qadir represented Pakistan in 67 Tests and 104 ODIs. He has 236 Test wickets and 132 ODI wickets at an average of 32.80 and 26.16. The Lahore-born cricketer also had three half-centuries in the longest format of the game. He played his last international match in November 1993.
The cricket fraternity mourned the death of the Pakistan cricketer:
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
My heart goes out to the family of our legend Abdul Qadir saab, May Allah give him the highest level of Jannat and may people always remember him with love and the highest level of respect in this world, Ameen
Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) September 6, 2019
Sad to find out about our legends Abdul Qadir and Abid Ali passing away
May Allah give courage to their families during this tough time InshAllah. Pls recite Fatiha for the two legends who elevated the name of Pakistan across the world
Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 6, 2019
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
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
Deeply saddened to hear the shocking news of sir Abdul Qadir sahab’s passing away, may Allah grant him highest rank in jannat and the family be blessed with sabar. Ameen
Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) 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
May Allah bless the departed soul of legendary leg spinner Abdul Qadir Sahib who has passed away due to heart attack. It’s sad news for all of us. May Allah give patience to the rest of the family. RIP Ameen
Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) 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
Sad to hear about the legend of Pakistan Abdul qadir my grief condolences to his family may his soul rest in peace pic.twitter.com/q1AetkSgWj
Hassan Ali (@RealHa55an) September 6, 2019
Abdul Qadir The man who made leg-spin fashionable. Long curly hair…bounce in every step of a fairly long run-up. Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family and loved ones.
Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) September 6, 2019
Shocked to hear Abdul Qadir passed away.met him two years back he was full of energy as always..A champion bowler,Great human being,you will be missed forever..condolences to the family.. #RIPabdulqadir pic.twitter.com/HmKVoIwCBU
Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) September 6, 2019
Extremely saddened by the demise of Abdul Qadir the spin bowling stalwart from Pakistan. My heart goes out to his family and friends. #RIP
Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) September 6, 2019
Sad to hear about the demise of Abdul Qadir. Was always mesmerised by his unique style of bowling and he was one of the best leg-spinners to play the game. Heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) September 6, 2019