Pakistani cricketers have changed the dynamic of cricket in their era and managed to leave their mark in the world of cricket.
Pakistani bowlers were famous for their exceptional bowling skills and varieties. Among them, Pakistan’s spin bowling legend Abdul Qadir has done everything to become a legendary spinner for our nation and internationally as well.
The legend Abdul Qadir has become the country’s latest inductee into the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Hall of Fame and became the seventh Pakistani to join the prestigious list of cricketers from all over the world.
Abdul Qadir Inducted Into The ICC Hall of Fame
On Tuesday, Abdul Qadir’s induction was announced into the hall of fame by the ICC. He was joined by the West Indian Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Englishwoman Charlotte Edwards.
Abdul Qadir the legendary spinner passed away in 2019, from cardiac failure, and represented Pakistan in 67 Tests taking 236 wickets. He also amassed 132 wickets in 104 one-day internationals (ODI).
ICC talked about Abdul Qadir while announcing the nominations. “Qadir’s influence on the game in Pakistan and the wider world is still felt strongly. Often labeled the savior of leg-spin bowling during the 1970s and 80s, Qadir was renowned for outfoxing some of the greatest batters in the game with his dynamic action and majestic variation.”
Pioneer Of Wrist Spin Technique
For those who don’t know, Abdul Qadir was an idol of Australian legendary spinner Shane Warne who also passed away earlier this year. Abdul Qadir even taught him the wrist spin technique as well.
“In limited overs cricket, he was a pioneer in wrist-spin techniques which can still be felt today, and he proved to be a pivotal figure in Pakistan’s 1983 and 1987 World Cup campaigns.
“Following his retirement, he turned to coach, mentoring fellow countrymen Mushtaq Ahmed, Danish Kaneria, and Shahid Afridi, as well as Australia’s Shane Warne and South Africa’s Imran Tahir,” the ICC added.
Abdul Qadir’s son Usman thanked ICC n behalf of his family. “I want to say thank you very much to the ICC for nominating my father for induction into the Hall of Fame.
It is a very big honor for the family to hear of this news, we see it as a huge achievement, and one that my father would be very proud of if he was still with us today,” he said.
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