“I want to make Pakistan proud”, says returning Gul


KARACHI: Pakistan’s experienced pacer, Umar Gul, who has earned a recall against Ireland and England for the limited overs series, has warned that his best is yet to come.

When the last time Pakistan visited England in 2010, Umar Gul destroyed the hosts’ batting, picking 12 wickets in the five One Day Internationals at an average of 21.25. He also got his best ODI bowling figures 6/42 in the same series.

Umar Gul talked to Dawn and said, “I do rate it as the best series but I still think my best is yet to come because when I look back at the good days I had during my career, it makes me feel very happy because I want to make Pakistan proud.”

The 32-year old pacer looked positive and stated that the team will look to put up a good show on English shores in the ODI series and will look to improve its ranking to avoid playing qualifiers for the World Cup 2019.

The fast bowler is positive and believed that Pakistan team has talented individuals in the squad, who can beat England in their backyard as their test team did when they leveled the four-match test series by 2-2.

Umar Gul is making a comeback in the national ODI team after around 16 months, it will be a challenging tour for him.