Umar Gul has signed off professional cricket after Balochistan failed to qualify for the National T20 Cup semifinals.
Known for his yorkers, Gul represented Pakistan in 163 Tests, 179 ODIs, and 85 T20Is since his international debut in 2003. Gul was one of the prominent Pakistani pacers and his 5-21 against India in Lahore Test and 5-6 vs NZ in T20WC 2009 are still fresh in the memories.
Speaking to a farewell ceremony conducted in his honor, Gul thanked his fans and family for supporting him throughout his career. “It was tough for me to part ways with cricket but nobody stays here forever,” he said.
“I would like to thank my fans and family for being on my side every time I needed them. I am looking forward to contributing to Pakistan’s cricket in the future,” he added.
Meanwhile, his fans and former teammates congratulated him on a successful career.
— Junaid khan 83 (@JunaidkhanREAL) October 16, 2020
— Sohail Tanveer (@sohailmalik614) October 16, 2020
— Shoaib Malik 🇵🇰 (@realshoaibmalik) October 16, 2020
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 16, 2020
We have witnessed many matches together victories failures& have always shared a good bond.Gully will miss you. One of the best bowler of 🇵🇰 i feel like crying today very emotional Congratulations @mdk_gul on a successful career. It’s always very hard to say goodbye Good luck bro pic.twitter.com/zCRJ484pIY
— Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) October 16, 2020
Those Yorkers. Those celebrations after taking wickets. Those match winning spells. Making us proud more than once. A true match winner. Thank you @mdk_gul for all the memories.
THIS is emotional….#ThankYouUmarGul #GulDozer pic.twitter.com/GUXlIR6crH
— Rai M. Azlan (@Mussanaf) October 16, 2020
— Team Kamran Akmal 🇵🇰 (@Kamranism23) October 16, 2020
— Ali Khan (@aleekhan894) October 16, 2020
— TEAM AFRIDI (@TEAM_AFRIDI) October 16, 2020
— Muhammad Jaffar Baloch (@balochjaffar001) October 16, 2020
— Awais 🇵🇰 (@awaiskh_) October 16, 2020