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Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam has said that pace bowler Umar Gul is “an irreplaceable gem”.
Gul retired from all forms of the game after Balochistan’s final National T20 Cup match against Southern Punjab, which they lost by seven wickets.
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.
Farewell @mdk_gul bhai. You were amongst the best & you'll always be loved & respected. It was an honor playing alongside you, sharing the same dressing room & making all those wonderful memories. Wish you all the happiness & success even beyond this. You're an irreplaceable gem! pic.twitter.com/yEMidwlhGQ
— Fawad Alam (@iamfawadalam25) October 17, 2020
“Farewell Umar Gul bhai. You were amongst the best and you’ll always be loved and respected. It was an honor playing alongside you, sharing the same dressing room and making all those wonderful memories. Wish you all the happiness and success even beyond this. You’re an irreplaceable gem!” Fawad said on Twitter.