Former Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir has died aged 63.
Famous Australian leggie Shane Warne led the tributes into Qadir, who took 236 wickets for Pakistan in 67 Tests at an average of 32.81 in a career that spanned 1977 to 1990.
That haul included characters of 9-56 from England in Lahore in 1987 – .
“It’s very unhappy,” Warne told Sky Sports The Ashes,”therefore condolences to Abdul Qadir’s family.
“I had the chance to meet with him in 1994 in my very first excursion to Pakistan. I believe a whole lot of those who bowled leg-spin, like I did, he was the man who we looked up to in the eighties. He had been the primary leg-spinner in this era.
“He was also a terrific bowler who bamboozled a great deal of batsmen. His album is a great one.”
Sky Sports commentator and former England captain David Gower included:”He had been a fantastic, colorful leggie.
“I liked playing against him partly the challenge of playing folks of his ability. You would be bamboozled by abdul and he would always ask you’have you chosen on the googly?’
“He always said he had a couple of those at the least and if you missed and played at one you would say’yes, sorry, so I just didn’t play with it very well’.
“I would run a few times also, merely to try and set it back too. He was just a beautiful guy with a enormous quantity of skill so that our condolences to all close to him.”

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