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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Abdul Qadir

by on November 21, 2012
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Famous Pakistani Cricket Player Abdul Qadir

Born on the 15th of September, 1955, Abdul Qadir Khan was a Pakistani cricket player and later on he served as a commentator to the cricket industry. Abdul Qadir is a legendary cricket player of Pakistan who was magical at legbreak googly. His magical bowling style and skills was a major threat for the opponent teams. He also has the title of becoming the Chief Selector of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) but, he resigned from the post later on due to the differences in the top most management of the Board. The leg spin bowler played 67 test cricket matches and 104 ODI’s. His batting average in test matches and ODI’s is 15.59 and 15.26 respectively. On the other hand, his bowling average in test and ODI’s is 32.80 and 26.16 respectively. He took 132 wickets in ODI cricket whereas 236 wickets in test cricket format.

The first class debut of the cricketer was in a local match in 1975/76 and after two years from this year Abdul Qadir made his test debut in Lahore against England in 1977. He was considered to be the best spinner of the era. He had a unique capability to bowl a leg spinner at the time in which these type of bowling tactics were quite rare. In the year 1982/83, Abdul Qadir managed to pluck 22 wickets in three test matches and gave a clean sweep to the Australian team. He also became the very first bowler to take about 100 wickets in a Pakistani season. In the following season, the player managed to take 19 wickets in 3 test matches which were held in England at the Oval. After three months, played a record innings for Pakistan by taking 9 wickets for 56 runs as well as 4 wickets for 45 runs in a test match against England held at Lahore. He was marked to be the first Pakistani cricketer to make a 200 wickets mark.

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