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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.

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

MatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests4767957765*9.94120447.92016320110
ODIs1306518457399.7264271.18003614170
T20Is60279165329.16156105.76001110180
First-class12516520174865*12.0503290
List A213113398273911.1700330
T20s1678522548328.69531103.2003729380

 

Umar Gul Bowling stats

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests4790959955531636/1359/16434.063.4758.81240
ODIs130128606452531796/426/4229.345.1933.8420
T20Is606012031443855/65/616.977.1914.1420
First-class12522134122324798/7825.533.3146.223273
List A2131003386472866/426/4230.235.1735620
T20s167166350844772226/246/2420.167.6515.8930

 

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