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Former Test Cricketer Abdul Qadir Dies

Former leg-spin maestro Abdul Qadir khan died of cardiac arrest at the age of 63 in Lahore.

Abdul Qadir's son Salman Qadir confirmed the demise of the iconic cricketer. The former star was shifted to services hospital after the heart attack but he could not survive.

Abdul Qadir was born in Lahore in 1955. He was regarded one of the best leg-spinners of his time, taking 236 wickets in 67 Test matches and 132 wickets in just 104 one day internationals.

He later served as chief selector for the Pakistan Cricket Board as well as a match commentator.

In a statement, President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed expressed deep sorrow and grief over the demise of cricket legend Abdul Qadir.

They said, the death of Abdul Qadir deprived Pakistan of a great cricketer.

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zaffar Mahmood Abbasi also condoled over the sad demise of legend cricketer Abdul Qadir.

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