The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently honored the legendary spinner, Abdul Qadir, who holds a special place in cricket history.
He was the first Pakistani bowler to achieve the remarkable feat of taking five wickets in a single World Cup game.
Qadir is renowned for his incredible mastery of wrist-spin, a skill that was fading away during his time. During his impressive cricketing journey spanning 16 years, Qadir earned widespread recognition.
In Test matches, he claimed a total of 236 wickets in 67 matches, showcasing his expertise. His most memorable moment came a decade after his debut when he achieved a spectacular performance against England, taking nine wickets for just 56 runs in Lahore.
In the world of One Day Internationals (ODIs), Qadir’s career extended from 1983 to 1993, spanning a decade. Apart from his on-field achievements, he also contributed off the field by serving as the chief selector for Pakistan’s national men’s cricket team for six months, beginning in November 2008. Abdul Qadir’s legacy continues to inspire cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
The present cricket squad will be reminded by this that they continue the tradition of cricketing brilliance started by people like Imran Khan. It serves as inspiration to strive for greatness, to test themselves, and to pursue new records and triumphs in upcoming World Cup.