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Old 6th September 2019, 18:37   #1
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Abdul Qadir R.I.P.

A great Test match spinner, I loved his quirky run-up, he was one of the best. Gone too soon, only 64, cardiac arrest apparently.
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Old 6th September 2019, 18:50   #2
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The man who brought serious spin back in to the game in the pace dominated 1980's. a sad loss.
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Old 6th September 2019, 19:58   #3
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Gower'sv tribute on Sky was lovely. Qadir was before my time, so don't know much about him but Benaud certainly rated him.
Reading the above post may cause bouts of nausea.
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Old 8th September 2019, 18:41   #4
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A great leggie - reputedly better than Warne. As well as being a superb bowler, he was a sort-of academic on the subject. During his playing career, he had 2 sorts of googly and was working on a third when he retired from Test Match cricket. His best figures were 9-56 against England in 1987 in Lahore, his home town. He played for a couple of teams in Scotland, Stenhousemuir and Leith Links. I regret not seeing him there. He didn't run up to bowl, he bounced! According to the BBC, he was 63. A sad loss of a brilliant exponent of his art.
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