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Legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died at the age of 63 in Lahore after suffering a cardiac arrest, his family confirmed.
Qadir’s son, Salman Qadir, confirmed that his father had passed away after the heart attack.
Qadir was shifted to Services Hospital, but was unable to survive.
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
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) expressed its condolences about Qadir’s passing, saying on Twitter: “PCB is shocked at the news of ‘maestro’ Abdul Qadir’s passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends.”
Qadir represented Pakistan in 67 Tests, where he took 236 wickets, which included 15 five-wicket hauls, at an average of 32.80.
He also featured in 104 ODIs, where he claimed 132 wickets, which included two five-wicket hauls, at an average of 26.16.