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Abdul Qadir PROFILE

Cricket has Abdul Qadir to thank for keeping wrist-spin alive through the darkest years of the late 1970s and '80s. He did it with style, too. Blessed with a fast bowler's temperament and fire, he surrounded his craft with mystique. Before the 1982 tour to England, captain Imran Khan asked him to grow a French beard to enhance the aura and it worked: England were his favourite victims through his career, responsible for his international breakthrough in 1977-78 as well as his finest hours, at the Oval in 1987 and the home series later that year (he took 30 wickets in three Tests, including the best bowling in an innings by a Pakistani, 9 for 56 in Lahore). Imran was to be a key influence on his career, one of the few capable of getting the best out of Qadir the man and bowler.

Qadir's action was a wonderfully extravagant routine, and he admitted more than once that it was contrived as a spectacle to distract batsmen. Variety was the key; it was said he had six different deliveries per over. Like the Andy Roberts bouncer, Qadir was said to have two different googlies. The flipper was often equally lethal though much often depended not on his ability but on mood.

Rarely was the mood right against India, whose batsmen were largely untroubled by him. On Pakistan's historic 1987 tour, when they won a series in India for the first time, Qadir was largely ineffective for four Tests before being dropped for the final. Iqbal Qasim and Tauseef Ahmed, orthodox spinners both, were far more effective and led Pakistan to victory. But for every India, there was a West Indies and that Pakistan were able to compete with the era's most frighteningly dominant team without losing a series to them in the mid-80s was largely down to Qadir's successes against them. Find Abdul Qadir profile and stats of batting, bowling and fielding including latest updated news of Abdul Qadir, videos and images at Hamariweb.com. Also find detail Player profile and career statistics of Abdul Qadir of Pakistan.

Late cricket legend Abdul Qadir honored with Sitara-e-Imtiaz

Late Cricket Legend Abdul Qadir Bestowed With Honourable Sitar-e-Imtiaz

Late Cricket Legend Abdul Qadir Bestowed With Honourable Sitar-e-Imtiaz

Reviews & Comments [Abdul Qadir]

Abdul Qadir googli was very famous at that time, he is awarded many shields due to his amazing bowling talent but there is no any substitute in pakistan.

khi 21 Jan, 2015

I do not like cricket but cus of my dad i ahve to up to date of matches and now i am building littel interest in cricket

28 Apr, 2014

Abdul Qadir ko aik bar phir selector banya jaye ta ke wo merit per selection karain.

Islamabad 30 May, 2013

You have made all false and eotaimnol allegations with out any stand only for the love of Imran Khan. Spoiled readers time to read your reply.

yXGTHDYrOEifz 21 Feb, 2012

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