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Umar Gul

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Full Name  Umar Gul
Born  (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 30)
Birth Place  Peshawar, Pakistan
Role  Bowler
Nominations  Emerging Player of the Year
National team   Pakistan
Height  1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Batting style  Right hand bat
Bowling style  Right arm fast medium

Current teams  Peshawar cricket team, Pakistan national cricket team (#55 / Bowler), Habib Bank Limited cricket team


Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 47 116 52 84
Runs scored 577 414 160 1,156
Batting average 9.94 9.85 10.00 12.04
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/1
Top score 65* 39 32 65*
Balls bowled 9,599 5,407 1,050 16,456
Wickets 163 161 74 327
Bowling average 34.06 28.59 16.44 28.54
5 wickets in innings 4 2 2 16
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 1
Best bowling 6/135 6/42 5/6 8/78
Catches/stumpings 11/– 15/– 18/– 20/–

Umar Gul (Urdu: ?????, Pashto: ??????) (born 14 April 1984) is a Pakistani right arm fast medium bowler in cricket who has played Test matches, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals for the Pakistani cricket team. He has gained fame as one of the most successful bowlers in Twenty20 cricket finishing as the leading wicket taker and bowler in both the 2007 and 2009 Twenty20 World Championship tournaments. Umar Gul is the second most highest wicket taker(74) in Twenty20 International cricket,only behind Saeed Ajmal. He won the Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2013.

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Personal life



Gul was born in Peshawar of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan he was born in a middle-class family and frequently played tape-ball cricket. People on the street encouraged Gul to become an international cricketer as they saw his excellent bowling. On October 2010 Guls family announced that he was to wed a Dubai Doctor. The doctor is from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and was born there as well. Guls first daughter, Rehab Umar, was born in May 2012. In the same month, Pakistan Army Commandos mistakenly raided Umar Guls house in Peshawar and arrested his brother Meeraj Gul on the charge of hiding a wanted militant. However, the commandos later on apologized to Meeraj.

Career



Gul was first called up for the team in April 2003, playing four one-day matches at the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup against Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sri Lanka, where he took four wickets, and he was in and out of the one-day team after that tournament. However, he played the whole of the 2003–04 home series against Bangladesh, making his Test debut and taking 15 wickets in the three Tests, and took the second-most wickets of any Pakistani bowler in the series, behind Shabbir Ahmed with 17. However, Shoaib Akhtar, who took 13 in third place, only played two of the Tests.

Early career


Umar Gul (Cricketer) playing cricket

Gul was first called up for the team in April 2003, playing four one-day matches at the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup against Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sri Lanka, where he took four wickets, and he was in and out of the one-day team after that tournament. However, he played the whole of the 2003–04 home series against Bangladesh, making his Test debut and taking 15 wickets in the three Tests, and took the second-most wickets of any Pakistani bowler in the series, behind Shabbir Ahmed with 17. However, Shoaib Akhtar, who took 13 in third place, only played two of the Tests.

Gul was retained for the ODIs against Bangladesh, taking a List A best five for 17 in nine overs in the third match, and ended with 11 wickets in the 5–0 series win. However, he could still not command a regular spot, playing three of Pakistans nine next ODIs before finally getting dropped after one for 36 against New Zealand.

Umar gul breaks stumps into two pieces best bowling of cricket history


Younus khan & umar gul interview in yeh hai cricket pakistan, 4th jan 2015


References

Umar Gul Wikipedia


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