‘Current pacers don’t know about their strengths’ Umar Gul


Karachi: Former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul thinks that current pacers of the team don’t know about their strengths and they lack smartness while bowling.

The 37-year-old Umar featured in an exclusive interview on the ARY News program ‘Sports Room’ where he talked about different things regarding Pakistan cricket.

“We have a good pace attack but there is a lack of smartness while bowling. In the last few T20Is against Zimbabwe, I saw they were not bowling to their potential. They were told to use variations and overused it and forgot about their strength which is pace,” Umar said.

“They will get success once they know their strengths. They have potential and can bowl upto 140+,” he added.

Meanwhile, Gul revealed that during his stint with Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six, he suggested Mohammad Hasnain to bring aggression while bowling.

“I told one thing to him [Hasnain] that you will play as a strike bowler in Gladiators. I suggested him to improve his body language as you are a 140+ kph bowler. He is quite shy, therefore, I recommended him to show more aggression as a strike bowler,” he said.

“He has potential but he has to change his mindset as he doesn’t know how to enhance his bowling skills,” he added.

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