Knee problem threatens Umar Gul’s cricket career again

Pakistan pacer Umar Gul reportedly exacerbated his right knee, one on which he had a keyhole operation last year in the month of May after the injury threatened to bring an early end to his cricket career, while representing Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the Lord’s bicentenary game against the Rest of the World (RoW) XI.

Umar Gul

“He went off after bowling two overs and fielded only for a while. We have heard that he might have aggravated the same right knee on which he had surgery last year,” a source close to the selectors told PTI. Umar Gul, who is Pakistan’s most seasoned fast bowler in the current side, has faced issues with his knee since last year and even after making a comeback last October in the series against Sri Lanka in the UAE there are doubts over his capability to bowl long spells without breaking down.

The source said that the PCB would know by Monday what the position with Umar Gul was. But until now the signs were that he received quick treatment from the team Physio in the dressing room and had gone off as a precautionary measure after not feeling happy. Umar Gul underwent the knee operation in May last year in Australia after he broke down during the tour to South Africa.

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