The Leg Spinning magician Abdul Qadir was simply unplayable during the 1987-88 rubber at home. Pakistan clinched the rubber one-nil, he captured a record 13 wickets included 13 for 101 at Lahore. In the first innings he alone bagged nine wickets and virtually bowled Pakistan single handled to victory by an innings and 87 runs.
He remains the highest wicket taker in Pakistan-England Tests with 82 Wickets in only 16 appearances. Unfortunately he is no more with us and died in September 2019 due to cardiac attack in Lahore. Abdul Qadir was regarded as one of best ever leg spinner of the 1970’s and 1980’s and was a role model for up coming leg spinners. Many Pakistani leg spinner tried to copied his action.
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