Pakistan cricket team leading fast bowler Umar Gul Retired From All Kinds Of Cricket. He announced his retirement yesterday in Pakistan National Cup. He was playing for the Balochistan team in this event. Because the Balochistan team has eliminated from the event in the National T20 Cup on Friday.
Umar Gul Retired From All Kinds Of Cricket
Known as the ‘Gul Doozer’ for his outstanding Yorkers, Omar Gul made his Test and ODI debuts against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in 2003 respectively. Gul played 47 Tests and 130 ODIs for Pak team. And he has represented Pakistan internationally in 60 T20 matches also.
In the Test series against Bangladesh, young Umar Gul proved himself by taking 15 wickets. But in fact, his real fame came from his excellent bowling against the Indian team that toured Pakistan in 2004. After the worst defeat at the hands of the visiting team in the first Test match played in Multan. Umar Gul was made part of the Pakistani team for the Lahore Test and this decision proved to be absolutely correct.
All Indian batsmen, including Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, looked helpless in front of Umar Gul’s swing bowling. He laid the foundation of Pakistan’s victory by taking 5 wickets in the innings. He has been declared the best player of the match for his excellent bowling and Pakistan won the match easily.
Umar Gul’s international Test career lasted from 2003 to 2016. But in the meantime, he did not represent Pakistan’s continuity due to his injury issues.
When T20 cricket became popular all over the world, Umar Gul emerged as the most successful bowler of this format and became the highest wicket-taker in the 2007 and 2009 World T20s. Because of his brilliant yorkers, he has been a Headache for the batsmen around the world. For a time was the world number one bowler in T20 cricket.
Umar Gul took 5 wickets for just 6 runs against New Zealand in the 2007 World T20, which at the time was the world record for the best bowling in this format.
Last Career Matches of Gul
Umar Gul last played a Test match in 2013 during a tour of South Africa, while in 2016 he played his last ODI and T20 match. National Cricket Cup also become his career ending event.
The fast bowler, who has taken more than 400 wickets in international cricket. Announcing his retirement with tears in his eyes, Omar Gul thanked family, friends, team players and coaches for their full support.