Gul brooding over Test future

"Honestly speaking at present I don't know what my future is"

“Honestly speaking at present I don’t know what my future is”

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Pakistan pace bowler Umar Gul has revealed that he is brooding over his Test future due to his ongoing knee problems. 

Gul has only represented Pakistan in eight ODIs and four Twenty20 Internationals since having his knee surgically repaired in May 2013. 

Gul also made it clear that he will consider quitting Test cricket if he is not included in the Test squad for the upcoming series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates in October. 

“It is frustrating and right now the doctors and trainers at the national cricket academy have told me I am still not 100% fit and need to do more rehabilitation and gym training so that the knee is back to normal,” Gul told PTI. “I don’t feel comfortable bowling right now because of the knee problem and if you ask me right now if I could play Test matches I would say no.

“Honestly speaking at present I don’t know what my future is. But I am targeting a return to the test side for the series against Australia later this year. But if that doesn’t work out I could quit playing Tests to prolong my career.

“It is never easy to make a comeback from a knee surgery. But I have tried to do my best as I want to play for Pakistan. But if I am not feeling 100% fit and I don’t feel comfortable bowling I will not make myself available for selection.”

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