Pakistan’s pace Umar Gul is rooting for yet another comeback in the Pakistan national side as he considers himself full fit for international assignments with Pakistan, although, he showed disappointment for PCB’s decision to ignore him even from the list of probables.
“I had always played with total commitment and for keeping national flag high. I am a born fighter and always force my way back into the national squads after injuries only through performances. As a Muslim, I strongly believe in Allah Almighty and I consider if I perform well, nobody could deny me from serving Pakistan cricket again.” said Umar Gul in an exclusive interview with The Nation.
Gul also said that he called chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq, although he never calls any chief selector regarding squad selection, regarding his inclusion was happy with the response he got from the former Pakistan great.
“He listened to my genuine concerns and promised me I am very much in plans. I wanted to know, why I am not even considered in list of 35 probable. He assured me he will look into the matter, as he was busy with Afghanistan national team and had not witnessed domestic matches. Now he is fully involved with national team and domestic season is only months away, I am sure with my performances in domestic circuit, I would be able to win a recall.”
Umar Gul was disappointed with the way PCB treated him and not even considered his name for central contract despite his services and tremendous track record for Pakistan. He insisted that the PCB provided him with some moral support rather than completely ignoring him.
“Yes it was highly disappointing that I was injured and the PCB completely ignored all my services and past records and just left me on my own. I was injured and needed the PCB’s support. By the grace of Allah Almighty I didn’t need financial assistance and I had never demanded that, but at least the PCB should have given me moral support.”