Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan passed away on Sunday after a long fight with his illness. Many cricketers including Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar and others took to Twitter to express their distress.
While former cricketer and Chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also extended his condolences for the great Pakistani scientist.
Dr Khan was admitted to a local hospital where his health deteriorated early morning on Sunday. PTV said that the nuclear scientist died after being transferred to a hospital with lung problems.
Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter and wrote that Dr Khan was loved by the nation because of his critical contribution to making Pakistan a nuclear weapon state.
A large number of people, including cabinet members, parliamentarians and military officers, attended the funeral prayers of the national icon.