Fomer Pakistan great bowler Waqar Younis has said that pacer Umar Gul should’ve been given a few more time to get back full fitness following a knee operation rather than being called back into Test action against Sri Lanka.
Umar Gul, who’s the most experienced fast bowler in the Pakistan squad after taking 163 Test and 168 ODI wickets, underwent knee operation in May after getting hurt during Pakistan’s South Africa tour. As per e Dawn, with Umar Gul being recalled for the last 3 ODI’s and the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, Younis said that he doesn’t feel Gul should be playing in the Test series as he isn’t prepared as yet for the longer version of the game.
Waqar Younis further said that Umar Gul should’ve played more domestic cricket before being pushed back into Test cricket, adding that it takes fast bowlers extra time to get fit just after a knee operation. The initial Test starts in Abu Dhabi on December 31, the report added.