Former Test cricketer Mushtaq Ahmed is deeply saddened on the sudden demise of legendary star leg-spinner Abdul Qadir.
Ahmed, while talking to the media in Lahore prior to the funeral of Qadir, said that he got a lot to learn from the leg-spinner. “He was my teacher. I learned a lot from him in the starting days of my career,” Ahmed said.
The former leg-spinner praised Qadir for crafting the leg-spin art in the late 1980s and ’90s. “He was phenomenal with his variation in leg-spin bowling. He gave leg-spin a unique identity during his period,” said the veteran of 52 Tests and 144 ODIs.
Ahmed prayed for Qadir and said that he will be remembered forever. “May Allah bless him with the highest rank in Jannah,” he concluded.
It is pertinent to mention here that Qadir passed away late Friday in Lahore due to a sudden heart attack. Former, current and people from different walks of life expressed deep sorrow for the departed soul.