Learned a lot from Shahid Afridi: Umar Gul

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani veteran fast bowler Umar Gul has said that during his days of playing, he learned a lot from Shahid Afridi.

Umar Gul, while talking in an interview, said that he always played for Pakistan and tried to play well. “This is the system of life. Someone comes, someone goes,” he added.

“The seniors were gone when we came and now the juniors are coming when we are leaving,” he said by adding that he enjoyed working with Younis Khan and learned a lot from Shahid Afridi.

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He said that team coach Bob Woolmer had instructed him to go to South Africa due to injury and after the injury, there was no hope that he would return to cricket soon. The former Test cricketer said that it is important to be fit in sports in every way.

Umar Gul’s career has come to an end following the culmination of his National T20 campaign with Balochistan’s first XI. Earlier at the start of the tournament, Umar Gul announced that he would drawing curtains on his decade-and-a-half old career post the domestic T20 tournament.

The fast bowler made his ODI and Test debut against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe respectively in 2003. His first five-wicket-haul was against a star-studded Indian batting line-up in Lahore during the 2004 series.



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