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Pakistani Pacemaker Umar Gul Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket | Cricket news


KARACHI: Pakistani sprinter Umar Gul announced on Saturday that he will be retiring from all forms of cricket after the ongoing T20 National Cup final.
The 36-year-old Gul, who played his last game for Pakistan, an ODI, in 2016, played for the Balochistan team in the T20 National Cup, which ends on Sunday.
His team lost to Pakistan’s South Punjab in Rawalpindi on Friday to be out of time for the semi-finals.
“With a heavy heart and after much thought, I have decided to say goodbye to all cricket formats after this T20 National Cup,” the 36-year-old wrote on his Twitter account.

“I have always played for Pakistan with all my heart and 100% hard work. Cricket is and always will be my love and passion, but all good things have to come to an end,” he added.
Gul, born in Peshawar, made his international debut in an ODI in 2003. He played his first Test that same year. His last test was against South Africa in 2013.

Out of 47 test matches, Gul took 163 wickets with an average of 34.06. It also claimed 179 windows of 130 ODI, in addition to 85 windows of 60 T20I.

“Praying that the future holds so much more for me. Second, I would like to thank @TheRealPCB and all the coaches and people who have been part of my cricket journey. A special thanks to the media, my fans and supporters they did it all. It is worth supporting me at all times, “said Gul.

Times of India