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Umar Gul Retires : Fast Bowler Announces Retirement From All Forms Of Cricket

Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has announced retirement from all forms of Cricket.

The 36-year-old officially declared his retirement after the National T20 Cup game against Southern Punjab in Rawalpindi.

Gul took 179 wickets in 130 Odis and 163 wickets in 47 tests for Pakistan. Gul was known for the lethal Yorkers, Toe-Crushers and in-swinging block-hole deliveries.

The speedster proved himself to be an all-format bowler as he rose through the inception of the T20is. In 60 outings for Pakistan, he picked up 85 wickets at an economy of 7.19.

Gul was the star bowler for Pakistan when it won the second twenty20 World Cup in 2009. He finished with 13 wickets again. His performance against New Zealand is still a talking point.