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 a cardiac attack in Lahore. Abdul Qadir was regarded as one of the best ever leg spinner of the 1970s and 1980s and was a role model for upcoming leg spinners. Many Pakistani leg spinners tried to copy his action.