Former spin legend Abdul Qadir Khan died in Lahore tonight following a massive heart attack.
He was born in Lahore in 1955 and represented the country in 67 test matches and took 236 wickets. He scored 1029 runs in test matches and 641 in one day matches.
Abdul Qadir served the game in different roles as a commentator and chief selector in Pakistan Cricket Board.
He also groomed young talent by imparting them training at his academy in Lahore.
President, PM express deep sorrow over demise of renowned cricketer
President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed deep sorrow over the sad demise of renowned cricketer Abdul Qadir.
In his condolence message, the president said Gogli's inventor Abdul Qadir brought name for Pakistan across the world.
Dr Arif Alvi prayed for the departed soul and said his name will always be remembered in the history of cricket.
Prime Minister Imran Khan says Abdul Qadir's death has deprived Pakistan of a great cricketer who brought fame for the country across the world.
In his condolence message, Imran Khan said he has lost a great friend. He prayed for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.
COAS expresses heartfelt grief on demise of cricket legend Abdul Qadir
Chief of the Army staff Qamar Javed Bajwa expresses heartfelt grief on the demise of cricket legend Abdul Qadir.
According to the spokesperson of Pakistan Army, Major. General Asif Ghafoor, the COAS said Pakistan has lost a great sportsman and a human being.
The Army Chief prayed for the departed soul and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss.