'A magician and trailblazer' - Tributes pour in for Abdul Qadir

Cricketers of past and present including former teammates expressed their condolences for the veteran of 67 Tests.

Qadir claimed 236 wickets from 67 Tests.   -  GETTY IMAGES

 

Tributes flowed in for the legendary Pakistan leg-spinner Abdul Qadir, who passed away late on Friday night due to cardiac arrest.

Cricketers of past and present including former teammates expressed their condolences on social media for the veteran, who revolutionised the art of leg spin.

 

Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne paid tribute to Qadir on air during the ongoing Ashes Test match between England and Australia. "It's very sad news about Abdul Qadir. I had the opportunity to meet him in 1994 during my first tour of Pakistan and a lot of people who bowled leg-spin like I did, we looked up to him. He was a terrific bowler who bamboozled a lot of batsmen," said Warne.