Umar Gul, a former Pakistani fast bowler, has been appointed as Afghanistan’s new bowling coach for a one-year contract. Gul’s first assignment with the Afghan team will be next month’s limited-overs series with Zimbabwe.
“Former Pakistan right-arm fast bowler @mdk gul has been named as the new bowling coach of our national men’s cricket team,” ACB said on its official Twitter page.
“He will step up in the role ahead of the upcoming limited-overs away series against @ZimCricketv,” according to the tweet.
In reply, the man who was fabulous with his Yorkers also written and published tweet and wrote: “Looking forward to working with this energetic and hardworking group of boys once again, this time for longer InshaAllah.”
The 37-year-old is recognized as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the world, especially in T20 cricket. Gul had an amazing T20I record, taking 85 wickets at an average of 16.97 and an economy rate of 7.19 in 60 matches during an almost 9-year T20I career. Gul has worked as a coach after retiring from all forms of cricket in 2019.
The former pacer formerly worked as a bowling coach for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan’s premier T20 league, the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He has also coached in the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) and previously worked as the head coach of the Galle Gladiators in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).