On This Day: April 14, 1984 - Umar Gul was born


Tape Ball Star
Mar 3, 2010
Happy 26th birthday Umar Gul

Umar Gul has turned 26 today, Happy Birthday Umar!!! :gul
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Salgirah Mubarak to our beloved Raging Gul! :gul :gul :gul
Happy birthday Umar Gul, hope you recover well before world T20.
Happy Birthday to Gullay Gul Baba Guldozer :D :D

And belated wishes to Aamer.Sadly, we wont be able to call him "the young seventeen year old" anymore :p
Happy eighteenth to Aamer and twenty sixth to Guldozer once more :)
InshaAllah may they have many more and continue with their great contributions to Pakistan cricket :gul :aamir
happy birthday gully, hope u perform a lot better than last yr (world cup bowling being exception of course)
Happy Birthday gullllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.............................Get Well SOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNN
Gul is a good lad.

I've had the pleasure of speaking to him a few times now and he is always very respectful and polite. No arrogance.

If he can't speak straight away to PP, he always gives us a time to call him back and never lets us down when we phone him back.


Umar Gul The GulDozer Celebrates His 28th Birthday Today
Gul was Born on April 14th 1984 in Peshawar City of Pakistan.
he was born in a middle-class family and frequently played tape-ball cricket. People on the street encouraged Gul to become an international cricketer as they saw his superb bowling. On October 2010 Gul's family announced that he was to wed a Dubai Doctor. The doctor is from the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and she was born there as well

Happy Birthday, Now give us a present with an awesome performance soon :gul
Happy birthday gullay :gul
Will never forget some awesome awesome performances
1. WT20 2009 (especially match vs Newzealand 5-6)
2. Pak vs England ODI (took 6 wickets)
3. WC 2011 performances (except for the last match:( )
May you continue to play for Pakistan and keep getting success (Ameen) :)
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Gulley mashallah 28th.

Can't wait to see a mature gulla back in action.
Happy birthday Gul!
Please win us this year's T20 Worldcup with some class performances :D
On This Day April 14th, 1984 in cricketing history, Umar Gul was born:


Photo courtesy of Ihsaan Hafeejee

Umar Gul is a right arm fast medium bowler for Pakistan, leading the bowling in all three formats of the game. He was an integral part of the team as the leading wicket taker which fired Pakistan to the T20 WC final in 2007 (13 wickets in 7 matches). Gul made his debut by taking four wickets in April 2003 in the Cherry Blossom Sharjah Cup against Zimbabwe, Kenya and Sri Lanka.
Gul continued to represent Pakistan in tests against Bangladesh and New Zealand. However, he saved his greatest spark of brilliance yet for the Lahore test match against India in the 2003-2004 season. Gul moved the ball sharply both ways and ended up with innings figures of 5 for 31 including the scalps of Sehwag, Dravid and Tendulkar. Unfortunately, due to a back injury Gul was out of action for over a year. He since returned to the side and has proved to be a key feature in the line up by taking wickets in all three forms of the game against top cricket playing nations.
Umar Gul is Pakistan's premier bowler in the shorter format of the game, bowling with considerable hostility and accuracy and his inswinging yorker being key. He has particularly impressed in the final overs of limited overs cricket, with his ability to reverse swing the ball as well as bowl accurate tight spells at the batsmen's toes. In the test match arena he does however have his critics. Although there is always a special delivery around the corner when Gul is bowling, often in test matches he will struggle to work out batsmen and will bowl too short.
In the current malaise afflicting Pakistani Fast bowling attack, Umar Gul to many Pakistanis represents the future of the bowling attack. If all goes well, Pakistan should have a steady performer in their ranks for some time to come amid the madness.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">3 overs. <br>6 runs. <br>5 wickets! <br><br>One of the greatest bowling spells in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WT20?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WT20</a> history!<br><br>On <a href="https://twitter.com/mdk_gul?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@mdk_gul</a>'s birthday, watch his stunning performance against New Zealand in 2009! &#55357;&#56613; <a href="https://t.co/z90OQF8j0r">pic.twitter.com/z90OQF8j0r</a></p>— ICC (@ICC) <a href="https://twitter.com/ICC/status/985110416559763458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 14, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Was brilliant in WC T20 2009; he was unplayable; those yorkers were perfect; have never seen anyone bowl yorkers with such perfection and accuracy.

Had 2 good outings in PSL this season; but he is too old for National team now.
Good servant of Pakistan cricket, will always be remembered for his outstanding 09 T20 WC campaign.

Not in the top category of Pakistani pacers and didn't like his lobbying to get reselected for the England ODI series a couple of years ago, but he was an honest trier.
Birthday for Gul today. Number 36.

He loved bowling at the Oval in London. 5-6 in 2009 vs NZ and 6 wickets in an ODI win over England there the following year.

Won't forget his heroics with the bat vs SA in the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.

Last played for Pakistan in the 5th ODI vs England at Cardiff in 2016 and safe to say that was his final international appearance for his country.

The last big thing he's done in cricket was the 6 wickets he got in a PSL game for the Sultans in 2018.
Man, 2009-2010 Umar Gul was something else. Was watching old highlights a couple days ago; this guy earned all the plaudits from the English commies in that 2010 ODI series. Was a treat to watch in his peak.

Very good servant of the country. Happy Birthday!
Gul tended to let Pakistan down in the big games:
2009 CT SF.
2011 WC SF.
2012 Asia Cup vs India.
2014 WT20 vs WI - a virtual QF.

He used to frustrate a few on here at PP. Didn't always turn up when it mattered.
Very good T20 bowler and overall a decent test bowler. He came during the same time Asif hit the scenes but unlike the Akhtar, Asif and Amir, he was always away from controversy and maintained a clean profile.

Only 160 test wickets at average of 34 is not a good reading overall.
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The first ATG bowler in T20s. Happy bday Gully.

He could bat. Remember him for his well timed sixes also.. Very much like Harbhajan
Never understood him. Potentially among the best Yorker bowlers in the history of cricket and seemed to bowl it at will sometimes. Yet far too often, especially at the end of his career, he used to bowl length and get absolutely smashed.

Should have followed Malingas examples and stuck to his strength and could have carried on in T20s a lot longer than he did.
His ability to bowl yorkers was uncanny!