Tributes Pour in for Pakistan's Abdul Qadir


Legendary leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has passed away in Lahore from a cardiac arrest.

Here are some of the posts by cricketers, paying tribute to the legend:

* Wasim Akram: "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"

* Amir: 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

* Babar Azam: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.

* Saeed Ajmal: 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.

* Sarfraz Ahmed: 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

Qadir, an integral part of Pakistan's most successful sides in the 1980s, was 63, nine days short of his next birthday. He played 67 Tests and 104 ODIs between 1977 and 1993.

Qadir worked with Pakistan cricket in several capacities after his playing career was over and ran a private academy just outside Gaddafi Stadium. He served as Pakistan's chief selector and he picked the World T20-winning squad in 2009.

"PCB is shocked at the news of 'maestro' Abdul Qadir's passing and has offered its deepest condolences to his family and friends," the Pakistan Cricket Board tweeted.

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