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Umar Gul Announces Retirement
Pakistan cricketer Umar Gul announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Friday(16/10/2020). The 36-year-old officially declared his retirement after the National T20 Cup game against Southern Punjab in Rawalpindi.
Gul represents Balochistan which lost the fixture by seven wickets. Gul finished without a wicket for 34 runs in two overs. He was in tears while walking through the guard of honor.
Umar on Twitter
Gul shared his thoughts on Twitter after the game. “With a very heavy heart and after a lot of thinking, I have decided to bid farewell to all formats of cricket after this National T20 Cup. I have always played for Pakistan with all my heart and 100 percent hard work. Cricket is and will always be my love and passion.
“But all good things have to come to an end. Praying that the future will hold much more for me. Secondly, I would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board and all the coaches and people who have been a part of my cricketing journey. Special thanks to the media, my fans, and followers who made it all worthwhile and supported me at all times. Thank you so much,” he wrote.
All-rounder Shoaib Malik congratulated Gul for his long career. “What a career you have had #UmarGul loved every bit of playing with you,” he wrote.
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) October 16, 2020
Umar Gul Stats
Gul played 130 ODIs (for 179 wickets) and 47 Tests (for 163 wickets) for Pakistan. He arrived at a time when Pakistan was going through a transitional phase with Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis towards the fag end of their careers. He held on to the spot for his consistency and accuracy.
Gul was known for the lethal yorkers, toe-crushers, and in-swinging block-hole deliveries. Gul’s last international appearance came against England in 2016.
Umar Gul Batting Stats
Umar Gul Bowling stats