Fast bowler Umar Gul still fancies his chances to play for Pakistan in the upcoming World T20 with the announcement of squad nearing. He was adamant that he is fully fit and kicking him out after such a short stint would be harsh.
While talking to a leading newspaper Umar Gul said that his rhythm is good enough and he is raring to go for the World T20 in India.
“I think if a player returns to the team after a gap of six or seven months and is then kicked out again, it’s quite harsh,”
“I’ve been playing domestic cricket regularly and have featured in all PSL matches so far and feeling fully fit too,”
“I’m putting in a lot of effort and my rhythm is good too,”
He added that he is enjoying the ongoing Pakistan Super League and he considers it on par with other leagues in the world.
“PSL is no less than any other big T20 cricket league. So far, it has been as enjoyable an experience as playing in the Big Bash or England.”
Talking about Quetta Gladiators chances in the PSL, he said that it’s far too early to comment on this as we have just reached the end of first round.
“It’s too early to say that Quetta are PSL title contenders since we have just completed the first round,”
He also praised the role of Sir Viv Richards, who was a flamboyant Windies batsman of his time, and said that he is an inspiration for the side. Following Viv’s approach the side tries to kill the game as soon as they gain control and which is why they have been successful in the tournament.
“Viv Richards is surely an inspiration for every Quetta player. He motivates us through the famous saying ‘kill them before they kill you,’” he added.
“Therefore we try to go for the kill as soon as we gain control over the match and this will continue to be our approach.”