Pakistan’s star fast bowler Umar Gul has said goodbye to cricket. Umar Gul played 47 Tests, 130 ODIs and 60 Twenty-Twenty matches for Pakistan cricket team. 36-year-old star fast bowler Umar Gul announced his retirement from cricket after the defeat of his team Balochistan in the domestic tournament National Cup.
Omar Gul said that representing the Pakistani team in international cricket is a matter of pride. The fiery fast bowler said, “I enjoyed cricket to the fullest.” Because of cricket, I worked hard and I also got the result. During this journey I met many good people who supported me at some level, I am thankful to them all. ”
Omar Gul also thanked the fans for always supporting them. Gul said, “Throughout the journey, fans have always loved me. I will be thankful for this love all my life. Even when I was going through difficult times, the fans supported me. I also thank my family who helped me in this journey. ”
Please tell that Omar Gul has been one of the best bowlers in international cricket in the last 20 years. In 2002, Umar Gul made his cricket debut with the Under 19 World Cup. In 2003 itself, Gul managed to make a place in Pakistan’s national team.
Gul made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in April 2003. In August 2003, Gul made his Test debut against Bangladesh. Playing 47 Test matches, Gul took 163 wickets at an average of 34, while his name was 179 wickets in 130 ODIs.
Gul emerged as a very special bowler due to his yorker in Twenty-Twenty cricket. Gul took 85 wickets while playing 60 matches. Gul is one of the top five bowlers for most wickets in Twenty20 cricket.
Umar Gul, however, did not get a chance to play in this format after the 2015 ODI World Cup. In 2016, Umar Gul played his last international match and since then he was playing only domestic cricket.