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Umar Gul Retires From all Forms of Cricket

Umar Gul Retires From all Forms of Cricket

Umar Gul, the speedster from Pakistan announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday. The retirement will be effective after the end of the ongoing National T20 Cup. Gul took to his Twitter account to announce the news and shared his thoughts.

A speedster bids adiue

On Saturday Pakistan speedster Umar Gul, on Saturday took to his Twitter account and announced about his retirement from all forms of cricket after the ongoing National T20 Cup. Gul is representing Balochistan team in the National T20 Cup which will end on Sunday. So far, Umar Gul has played 47 Test matches to take 163 wickets at an average of 34.06. He also has 179 wickets from 130 ODIs, besides 85 wickets from 60 T20Is. He made his international debut in an ODI in 2003 followed by his debut Test in the same year. His last Test was against South Africa in 2013 and last ODI in 2016.

Gul writes with heavy heart

Gul wrote on his Twitter, “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.” His side lost against Southern Punjab (Pakistan) in Rawalpindi on Friday.

The 36-year-old further wrote about his passion and love for the game, “I have always played for Pakistan with all my heart and 100% of hardwork. Cricket is and will always be my love and passion but all good things have to come to an end.” He then thanked Pakistan Cricket and all who have been a part of his journey so far. “Praying that the future will hold much more for me. Secondly, I would like to thank @TheRealPCB and all the coaches and people who have been a part of my cricketing journey. Special thanks to media, my fans and followers who made it all worthwhile n supported me at all times,” Gul said.

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