Best Bowler of ICC T20 World Cup of 2007 and 2009, Umar Gul retires from all forms of cricket with tears and heart breaking words. Umar Gul is Pakistan’s one of the most successful fast bowlers in the shorter formats of the game. He had a tremendous career and was also a part of winning T2O team of ICC T20 World Cup 2009.
Gull was all known as “Guldozer” in cricket world because of his great death bowling. His special arsenal also included great reverse swing bowling, which made him a specialist bowler of an old ball. He was often introduced as a first change or a second change bowler due to the very same reason.
Umar Gul’s career will not be defined by the number of matches he played or the stats but his career will be remembered for the sheer brilliance of bowling and discipline he brought to the team.
Umar Gul has 163 wickets in Test cricket. His Test bowling average is 34. Umar Gul was even more successful in ODI format as he took 179 wickets at an average of 29. But Gul’s best work came in T20 format where he conquered hearts with his brilliant bowling, He managed to get 85 T20I wickets at an amazing average of 16.97. Gul also holds the record of being the 10th highest wicket taker for Pakistan team in ODIs.
Many Ex fellow cricketers and Legends have termed his retirement an “End of an era”.
Gul in his last Match in the National T20 Cup thanked his family, his wife and his fans back home and abroad for the wonderful support to him thoughout his career. He broke down expressing his views. Bursting into tears Gul explained that it was hard for him to step aside from his life long passion but its a change every cricket player has to go through. He was thankful to all his fellow Team mates, PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) and coaches who made him into a success.
Video of Umar Gul Bursting into tears and crying went viral on social media as the master paceman left the arena forever.
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