Umar Gul
Umar Gul

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.

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

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 67 9 577 65* 9.94 1204 47.92 0 1 63 20 11 0
ODIs 130 65 18 457 39 9.72 642 71.18 0 0 36 14 17 0
T20Is 60 27 9 165 32 9.16 156 105.76 0 0 11 10 18 0
First-class 125 165 20 1748 65* 12.05 0 3 29 0
List A 213 113 39 827 39 11.17 0 0 33 0
T20s 167 85 22 548 32 8.69 531 103.2 0 0 37 29 38 0

 

Umar Gul Bowling stats

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 90 9599 5553 163 6/135 9/164 34.06 3.47 58.8 12 4 0
ODIs 130 128 6064 5253 179 6/42 6/42 29.34 5.19 33.8 4 2 0
T20Is 60 60 1203 1443 85 5/6 5/6 16.97 7.19 14.1 4 2 0
First-class 125 22134 12232 479 8/78 25.53 3.31 46.2 23 27 3
List A 213 10033 8647 286 6/42 6/42 30.23 5.17 35 6 2 0
T20s 167 166 3508 4477 222 6/24 6/24 20.16 7.65 15.8 9 3 0

 

Also read: Shoaib Akhtar Likely To Replace as Head Coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team

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