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Umar Gul Bursts Into Tears After Playing His Last T20

Pakistani pace Umar Gul has bid farewell to cricket after an amazing 20-year journey. Gul announced his decision to retire from all formats of the game prior to the start of the National T20 Cup. He played the last match of his professional career on Friday, representing Balochistan against Southern Punjab in the National T20 Cup.

After the match, players from both sides gave a send-off to Umar Gul, which brought him to tears.


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Gul has been regarded as one of the finest T20 bowlers of his generation, leading Pakistan to World T20 glory in 2009 with his sublime bowling displays. He was also influential in Pakistan’s run to the final in World T20 2007 and semi-finals in ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

Gul represented Pakistan in 237 matches across all formats, picking up 427 wickets. Gul has represented various teams in several countries over his long career, Western Australia, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Kolkata Knight Riders are some of the teams he has played for. He also played for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.

Gul received congratulations for his illustrious career from current and former cricketers on Twitter:


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For all his brilliance on the field, Gul suffered a lot of injuries which brought his international career to a halt, but his services for the Pakistan national team can never be forgotten.

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  • Umer Gul, the gem of Pakistan cricket, vivid around the globe. Apart being the highly effective bowler and a surprise package with bat Umer has the cleanest career not only in Pakistan but in the world. Your tears reflected were the pearl of your integrity. Now Pakistan cricket needs you for the youngsters.

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