Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir Khan passed away after a cardiac arrest at the age of 63 in Lahore.

Khan’s son Salman Qadir confirmed the demise of the iconic cricketer. He shared that Abdul Qadir was shifted to Services Hospital after the heart attack but passed away before any treatment.

Kamran Akmal, whose brother Umar Akmal is married to Abdul Qadir’s daughter also took to Twitter to share the news.


Known as the dancing bowler because of his unique bowling style, Abdul Qadir played 67 Test and 104 One-Day International matches for Pakistan in a prolific career.

He also served as the chief selector of Pakistan team and also did cricket commentary.

Cricketers, politicians and the Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed their shock and grief at the cricketing legend’s demise and offered their deepest condolences to the family.

Cricket analysts including Nauman Niaz and Zainab Abbas also shared their shock.

Politicians Faisal Javed Khan, Asad Umar

Actors Shaan Shahid and Ahmed Ali Butt paid their respects.