Pakistan cricket team’s fast bowler Umar Gul has announced retirement from all cricket forms. The 36-year-old player has played 47 Tests, 130 ODIs and 60 T20Is in the span between 2003 and 2016. He declared his decision after his team Balochistan was eliminated from the National T20 Cup after a match against Southern Punjab on Friday night.
After the game, Gul was spotted being emotional and further thanked his family, team-mates, coaches for being there throughout his journey. Gul also received a guard of honour from the players of both the teams. He hails from Peshawar and is retired as a modern great of Pakistan’s fast bowling. He was the leading wicket-taker during the 2007 World T20 final and also in the 2009 edition when Pakistan won the trophy. He is famous as the best Yorker bowler in T20. His personal best score of five for six was against New Zealand in the 2009 World T20 tournament. Currently, Gul is a part of PCB’s cricket committee.