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Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the National Twenty20 Cup on Saturday. Gul,…

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Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the conclusion of the National Twenty20 Cup on Saturday. Gul, 36, who played ODIs for the last match against Pakistan in 201 for, had played for the Balochistan team in the National T20 Cup, which ended on Sunday. His team lost to South Punjab (Pakistan) in Rawalpindi on Friday, but did not make it to the semi-finals. “With a heavy heart and a lot of thought, I have decided to say goodbye to all forms of cricket after this National T20 Cup,” the 36-year-old wrote on his Twitter handle.

He said, “I have always played for Pakistan wholeheartedly and with 100% diligence. Cricket will remain my love and passion and all good things must come to an end,” he added.


Born in Peshawar, Gul made his ODI debut in 2003. He played his first Test that year. His last Test was in 2013 against South Africa.

Gul took 133 wickets in 47 Tests at an average of .06. He took 19 wickets in 1 ODI0 ODIs and 85 wickets in T20I matches.

“Praying that the future will bring more for me. Secondly, I would like to thank @TheRealPCB and all the coaches and people who are a part of my cricketing journey. Special thanks to the media, my fans and followers who did it all.” Has always been with me, “said Gul.

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