Bowler, who dismissed Yuvraj Singh 6 times, retired from cricket!


Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul announced on Saturday that he would retire from all forms of cricket after the end of the ongoing National T20 Cup.

Gul, 36, played his last international match (ODI) for Pakistan in 2016.

He represented Balochistan in the National T20 Cup. His team lost to the semi-finals after losing to Southern Punjab in Rawalpindi on Friday. The tournament concludes on Sunday.

"With a heavy heart and a lot of thought, I have decided to bid farewell to all formats of cricket after this National T20 Cup," the 36-year-old wrote on his Twitter handle.

He said, "I have always played for Pakistan with all my heart and with 100% hard work. Cricket has always been my love and passion but good things come to an end."

Born in Peshawar, Gul made his international ODI debut in 2003. He played his first Test the same year. His last Test was against South Africa in 2013.

Gul took 163 wickets in 47 Tests at an average of 34.06. He took 179 wickets in 130 ODIs and 85 wickets in 60 T20 Internationals.