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One World
March 9, 2008, 08:12 PM
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Qadir in his blood
That action, that guile: just 14, Usman Qadir is a chip off the old block and looks set to go far
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Shahid Hashmi
March 9, 2008
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Fourteen-year-old Usman Qadir makes the expression "like father, like son" seem an understatement. In his bowling he is the spitting image of his father, the legendary legspinner Abdul Qadir. Amazing it is for one so young to bowl six accurate deliveries across 22 yards; more so for him to not just bowl an immaculate length but also have all the tricks a leggie can boast of.
Usman was one of the star attractions in the recently-concluded PCB Under-16 regional competition. He took 5 for 37 against Karachi to anchor Lahore's win in the semi-final, and then two wickets in the win over Islamabad in the final, finishing with 13 wickets - second-best in the competition.
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Rohan failed after so much hype. Can Usman continue?

Full Story (http://content-usa.cricinfo.com/magazine/content/current/story/341277.html)

Slater582
March 12, 2008, 06:49 PM
Sons are almost always disapointments compared to the talent of their fathers.