‘Missing my father today’ says debutant Usman Qadir


Centurion: Leg-spinner Usman Qadir is extremely happy as he makes his ODI debut in the ongoing series decider and third ODI against South Africa at SuperSport Park.

But the 27-year-old, while talking in a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said that he is missing his father, the late Abdul Qadir.

“I am happy that I’ve been awarded a chance in ODI cricket after performances in T20I cricket. I belong to a cricketing family and it has been a dream come true for me,” Usman said.

“Obviously he would be happy today and I am missing my father. He would’ve been really proud, if he was alive,” he added.

It must be noted that Usman has already played six T20Is for Pakistan and has bagged 12 wickets. He has replaced injured Shadab Khan in the final ODI.

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