Former Pakistan bowler to be seen in a new role

 Former Pakistan bowler to be seen in a new role

Paskitan (image source : Twitter)

Umar Gul had been the spearhead of the Pakistani bowling lineup during his playing days. He represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game. Gul featured in 47 Tests, 130 ODIs, and 60 T20Is for his nation. He was an active member of the Pakistan team that played in the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup and won the 2009 T20 World Cup.

According to the latest news, Umar Gul has been appointed as the bowling coach of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team. He will be joining the team in the national camp on 4th April 2022. Notably. Umar Gul has quite a bit of coaching experience under his belt.

He has previously served as a coach for the Quetta Gladiators team in the PSL. He was also a part of the coaching staff in the Kashmir Premier League. Besides, he has served as the bowling coach of the Galle Gladiators team in the Lankan Premier League.

As per Gul’s agreement with the Afghanistan Cricket Board, he will primarily serve the post for three months. If things go well his tenure could well be extended.

Gul will be entrusted with the job of developing the pace unit of Afghanistan. Afghanistan cricket has a variety of quality spinners but they lack international level pace bowlers. So, Gul’s primary job will be to guide the young pacers on how to compete with the best in the business.

The former Pakistani pacer updated the news through his official Twitter handle. “Honoured to be taking up this role with the @ACBofficials. Looking forward to imparting the best of the knowledge that I have and making it worth it for the boys”,- read Gul’s Tweet.

Notably, Umar Gul will be accompanying Graham Thorpe, who was recently roped in as the head coach by Afghanistan. Thorpe stepped down as the coach of England after their 4-0 defeat in the recent Ashes series.


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