ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Prime Minister and former Pak skipper Imran Khan remembered late Abdul Qadir as the "life of the dressing room" on Saturday.
Khan expressed his sadness over the death of his former team-mate Abdul Qadir after suffering a cardiac arrest at the age of 63 in Lahore on Friday night.
Calling him as "one of the greatest leg spinners of all time", Khan tweeted, "Deeply saddened to hear of Abdul Qadir 's passing.
My prayers and condolences go to the family. Abdul Qadir was a genius, one of the greatest leg spinners of all time. And he was also the life of the dressing room entertaining the team with his wit and humour".
In another post, Khan stated that Qadir's bowling stats do not do justice to the talent he possessed.
"Qadir's bowling statistics do not do justice to his genius. Had he been playing cricket now with the modern DRS system, where batsmen can be given out on the front foot as well, Qadir would have gotten as many wickets as the great Shane Warne," he said.
Earlier today, Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to express his grief over the demise of the former Pakistan cricketer.