Career Beginnings: Abdul Qadir made his first-class debut in 1975, and his talent as a leg-spinner quickly became apparent. Known for his unique bowling style, he was soon recognized as one of the most promising cricketers in Pakistan.

Rise to Stardom:

  • International Debut: Qadir made his Test debut for Pakistan against England in 1977. His performance in his debut series was impressive, and he quickly became a regular member of the national team.
  • Successes: Qadir’s most significant impact came in the 1980s, when he was at the peak of his career. He is best remembered for his performances against the West Indies and England. His spell of 9 for 56 against England in 1987 remains one of the best bowling performances in Test cricket history.
  • Innovations: He was known for his variations, including the flipper, googly, and the leg-break, which baffled many top batsmen of his era.

Ups and Downs: Qadir’s career was not without its challenges. He faced stiff competition from other spinners and had periods of inconsistent form. However, his resilience and ability to adapt ensured his longevity in international cricket.

Later Years and Legacy:

  • Coaching Career: After retiring from international cricket in 1993, Qadir continued to contribute to the sport by taking up coaching. He mentored several young Pakistani spinners, including Mushtaq Ahmed and Danish Kaneria.
  • Recognition: Abdul Qadir is often credited with reviving the art of leg-spin bowling at a time when it was becoming a dying art. His legacy lives on in the form of the many spinners he inspired and coached.

Real Name: Abdul Qadir Khan

Date of Birth: September 15, 1955

Birth Place: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Residence: Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Nationality: Pakistani

Religion: Islam

Father: Sultan Qadir

Mother: Not publicly known

Partner: Abdul Qadir was married to Farida Qadir.

Horoscope: Virgo

Age: Abdul Qadir passed away on September 6, 2019, at the age of 63.

Height: 175 cm

Body Type: Athletic

Eye Color: Dark Brown

Hair Color: Blac