The sudden demise of former Pakistani leg-spinner Abdul Qadir took everyone by shock. Just nine days before his 64th birthday, he surrendered to cardiac arrest. Abdul never had any heart related ailments earlier and thus it was quite shocking. A few days after his demise, his son Sulaman said that the legendary cricketer finished half of his autobiography before his death.
He informed that his father completed more than 100 pages of his book. Moreover, it was revealed that the Lahore cricketer wanted to invite Prime Minister Imran Khan for the launching ceremony in a few months. “He (Qadir) had completed more than 100 pages of his book and was very keen to invite Prime Minister Imran Khan for the launching ceremony in a few months time,” Sulaman said.
Abdul Qadir wrote about his struggle to become a top player
Sulaman further added that Abdul Qadir wrote about his struggle to become a top player. The written content also included many interesting incidents in domestic and international cricket. These included the incidents as a player as well as an official. Moreover, Qadir wrote about his relationship with the current Prime Minister and the other team members.
“He has written all about his struggle to become a top player; his many interesting incidents in domestic and international cricket as a player and official. His relationship with Imran and others in the Pakistan team,” he added.
Apart from this, there were many other interesting anecdotes in the book according to another relative. Abdul Qadir also spoke about the matches against India. Also, it is revealed that he shared about the incident when Shane Warne got in touch with him.
“In one chapter, he has talked about how if he had breakfast in the morning. He was not sure if he would get food at night. Also about his experiences working at a bookshop and laundry for meagre allowances,” said another relative aware of the contents of the book.
“(He talked) about the impact, Imran had on Pakistan cricket and him. His matches against India and many other interesting incidents including the one about how Shane Warne got in touch with him. He has also written about the irony of life that there was a time when he used to sneak into the Gaddafi stadium to watch matches and today there is an enclosure named after him in the stadium,” he said.
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