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Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has heaped praise on pace bowler Umar Gul, who retired from all forms of cricket on Friday.
Gul’s retirement comes after Balochistan’s final National T20 Cup match against Southern Punjab, which they lost by seven wickets.
Gul, who conceded 34 runs from his two overs, will now focus on coaching and completing a level three course in the future.
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) October 16, 2020
“Congratulations gulle bhai for a wonderful career you beauty,” Sarfaraz, who is captaining Sindh in the National T20 Cup, said on Twitter.
Gul represented Pakistan in 47 Tests and took 163 wickets at an average of 34.06.
He also featured in 130 ODIs and claimed 179 wickets at an average of 29.34.
As for his T20 International career, the 36-year-old is Pakistan’s second-highest wicket-taker in the format with 85 wickets in 60 matches at an average of 16.97. Only legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi is ahead of him with 97 wickets.