Injured Umar Gul considers retirement from Test cricket

Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul is thinking about to leave Test cricket due to a serious knee problem. Umar Gul, who has claimed 163 Test and 173 ODI wickets, said that he’d make a decision on his future if he is unfit to play against Australia in the UAE in October-November.

Umar Gul

Umar Gul said that presently he doesn’t know what lies ahead for him because he is still not comfortable with the knee, adding that he is expecting to make a comeback in the Test matches against Australia but if that doesn’t happen he could leave Test cricket. The pacemen underwent knee surgery in May 2013, in Australia, after breaking down on the tour of South Africa earlier in the year. He has made 2 unsuccessful comebacks.

Umar Gul, who has played in 47 Tests, said that the doctors have told him that he still has to undergo more treatment and gym training, as there are still issues with the knee. He added that he doesn’t feel comfortable while bowling. Umar Gul said that if somebody asks him right now whether he can play Test matches he would say no.

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