Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2015

Umar Gul working hard to make a comeback in Pakistan team



While the nation is busy discussing about the return of the banned trio Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, nobody is noticing that Umar Gul is working hard in gym to regain his fitness and form to make a comeback in international cricket for Pakistan.

The 31 year-old Gul has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 126 ODIs and 58 T20 matches, has not been able to regain his form an fitness since his knee surgery in 2013. Gul-dozer is regarded as a yorker specialist in the world of cricket, he has been eyeing a return in Pakistan team as he last featured for Greenshirts in April this year.

The man from Peshawar, Gul was introduced to international cricket after the retirement of former greats Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. He was Pakistan’s front-line bowler with Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Sami, but after the ban of Amir, Asif and then captain Salman in 2010 he was the leader of Pakistan’s pace-attack.

Gul was the first bowler to complete a five-wicket haul in as T20 international, twice he has recorded his best figures on T20 6-5 against New Zealand at The Oval in the 2009 World T20 which eventually Pakistan ended as World Champions and Gul played a very vital role in that campaign and repeated 6-5 against South Africa at Centurion in 2013. After watching his performances in the format of T20, he was world widely considered as one the the best bowlers in the T20 format of the game.

After watching his hard work, Pakistan’s opening batsman Ahmad Shahzad also praised him and tweeted:

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