Abdul Qadir. Genius or enigmatic flop?
If you were to observe Qadir bowl for any length of time then you'd have to conclude genius;
*GENIUS* ABDUL QADIR - THE LEGEND - A COMPILATION OF HIS BEST BOWLING - YouTube
I especially liked watching the 'wrongun' during the opening seconds of Robelinda's Youtube video that cleaned up Kim Hughes (WACA,1983?).
However, his figures just don't back up his obvious skills. 236 wickets at 32.80 with a Strike Rate of 72.5 is quite ordinary. What's more, these numbers only appear OK because of his good record at home. Qadir's away record is very disappointing . For example, in Australia he has only 12 wickets at 61.00 with a Strike Rate of 109.7. Yet Australia has bouncy pitches that normally favour leg-spin.
So, what are we to make of Abdul Qadir? I for one am confused.