Umar Gul, the veteran Pakistani pacer, has denounced retirement from all formats of cricket. He will be now featuring in the National T20 Cup that is to be started by 30th September, and it will be his last game as a player.
Recently, there was controversy as he was still a player and occupying a post in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) cricket committee which was against the protocols. Earlier, he said that he is not sure but once he will step into coaching, his cricketing career will be diminished. According to the reports, Gul is now looking for the coaching roles in the PCB.
The player has a sound career in Pakistan International Cricket. Making his ODI and Test debuts back in 2003 against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh respectively, he has grabbed 179 and 163 wickets in order. He played his last ODI in 2016 whereas winded up from the tests back in 2013. Grabbing 85 T20I wickets, he started his T20I career in 2007 and ended in 2016 featuring in the 60 innings of the 60 matches.
Umar Gul announces retirement from all form of cricket
“I can’t say for sure, right now, if I will get into coaching after my cricket career is over. I have already done level one and two coaching courses and also keen on doing level three in the near future,” Gul had said.
He also had said that the PCB is not paying enough money and the amount he was getting from domestic cricket, was not enough to cope with his family’s financial expenses.
“The monthly salary I used to receive from the department was sufficient to cover my monthly expenses. But now, honestly speaking, what we are earning from domestic matches, which includes match fees and monthly retainer, is not enough to cover the needs of my family,” the pacer had said.