Indian Cricketers react to Pakistan’s legendary Spin Bowler Abdul Qadir Khan’s death
After such loss to Pakistan Cricket, Many Indian Cricketers reacted to the Legendary spin bowler Abdul Qadir Khan. Tendulkar, Ashwin, Harbhajan, Warne, and many other cricketers react on Abdul Qadir Death. The great Indian Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar led India’s cricket fraternity’s tribute to Pakistan’s spinning legend Abdul Qadir, who died in Lahore after suffering cardiac arrest (heart attack). Abdul Qadir, who would have turned 64 on September 15, died Friday before he could be taken to a hospital.
Tendulkar, who at 16 had played many attacking shots against Qadir during an exhibition match, described him as one of the best spinners of his era.
-Tendulkar reacts on Abdul Qadir-
“Remember to play Abdul Qadir, one of the best spinners of his time. My deepest condolences to your family. RIP,” Tendulkar wrote on his Twitter account.
Ravichandran Ashwin, ace India’s regular, also turned to Twitter to express his grief over Qadir’s disappearance.
“Very sad by the disappearance of Abdul Qadir, Pakistan’s styling bowl stalwart. My deepest condolences to family and friends. #RIP” tweeted Ashwin.
-Harbhajan Singh Reacts on Qadir Death-
Harbhajan also expressed his shock at the death of the legendary spinner.
“Surprised to hear that Abdul Qadir passed away. I met him two years ago, and he was full of energy as always … A champion bowler, a great human being, you will be missed forever … condolences to the #RIPabdulqadir family,” he tweeted.
In his message of condolence, former Indian batsman VVS Laxman said he was always mesmerized by Qadir’s unique bowling style.
“It is sad to hear about the disappearance of Abdul Qadir. He was always mesmerized by his unique bowling style and was one of the best players to play. Sincere condolences to your family and loved ones.”
Qadir became an icon to keep alive the art of wrist-twisting in the 70s and 80s with his unmistakable, unique, and extravagant personality.
Abdul Qadir Khan played 67 Test Matches and 104 ODI to collect a total of 368 wickets in his international career.
-Shane Warne Reacts and Pay Tributes to Qadir-
The tributes also came from Australian spin legend Shane Warne, who called him an “excellent bowler,” someone he always admired.
“It’s unfortunate news about Abdul Qadir. I had the opportunity to meet Qadir during my first tour of Pakistan in 1994 and many people who played spinning with their legs as I did, we admired him,” he said on the air during the ongoing Ashes 2019 Test match between England and Australia.
“He was an excellent bowler who fooled many hitters,” Warne said.
Former Indian cricketer Madan Lal also regretted that he would miss his “dear friend.”
“Shocking legendary news spinner leg Abdul Qadir dying. He was a dear friend who will miss him. I want to express my deepest condolences to your family and may his soul rest in peace, ” he wrote on his Twitter account.
-Akash Chopra on Abdul Qadir-
India’s former batsman Aakash Chopra also expressed his condolences and said That Qadir made the leg turn fashionable.
“Abdul Qadir: the man who fashioned the leg turn. Long, curly hair … bounces at every step of a fairly long career. Rest in peace. Condolences to family and loved ones,” he tweeted.
-Mark Ramprakash on Qadir Death-
In his message of condolence, former England cricketer Mark Ramprakash wrote: “Tragic news upon learning of the passage of Pakistani leg-spinning over the great Abdul Qadir, which artist – RIP.”