Veteran bowler Umar Gul receives crystal plaque for his services


Karachi: Pakistan’s veteran pacer Umar Gul has been honored with a crystal plaque by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his achievements for Pakistan’s cricket.

PCB chairman Ehsan Mani presented the plaque to Gul in his office after the third Twenty20 International between Pakistan and Bangladesh was abandoned due to rain without a ball being bowled.

The 35-year-old has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 130 ODIs and 60 T20Is. His memorable spell 3-0-6-5 against New Zealand at The Oval in Pakistan’s successful ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2009 journey in England is still alive. He was the highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets in that tournament.

Gul on receiving the memento said: “My each and every appearance and performance has been for Pakistan and it has been a privilege to represent my country and team, and play a small part in its successes.”


It must be noted here that the PCB had honored Javed Miandad during the Rawalpindi Test against Sri Lanka, while Saleem Yousuf and Rashid Khan were honored during the Karachi Test.