‘I also want to be successful like him, so I can follow in his footsteps’-Usman Qadir wants to emulate his father’s performance against India

In his match against the Indian cricket team, the leg-spinner for Pakistan, Usman Qadir, had the goal of playing as well as his father, Abdul Qadir. The 29-year-old player has said that he is prepared to compete against India in the forthcoming Asia Cup in 2022 should he be given the chance.

Abdul Qadir was widely regarded as one of the sport’s most talented leg-spinners. Unfortunately, he died early in September 2019 from cardiac arrest.

His finest performance with the red ball came for Pakistan against India in Karachi in 1982, when Pakistan won.

In the first innings of the match, the leggie took four wickets, which resulted in India being bowled out for 169. In the second innings, he collected two more wickets, which contributed to the home team’s overall victory by an innings and 86 runs.

What did Usman Qadir say?

In an interview with Geo News, Abdul’s son Usman indicated that he has high expectations that he would be able to make significant performances against India much as his father did. The cricket player, who was born in Lahore, has said that he is both psychologically and physically prepared for the match.

“My father was successful in his matches against India. I also want to be successful like him, so I can follow in his footsteps. If I am allowed to compete against India in the Asia Cup, you can bet that I will make the most of this experience. I am excited about the possibility and will do my best to seize any opportunity that presents itself to me. If the opportunity presents itself, I am prepared both physically and emotionally for it,” he said.

In November 2020, the 29-year-old made his debut for Pakistan at a Twenty20 International (T20I) match against Zimbabwe in Rawalpindi. Since then, he has played in an additional 17 Twenty20 Internationals and one One-Day International. There is still work to be done before he can be considered a reliable component of the national squad.

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