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Waqar Younis: Umar Gul should have been given more time to regain full fitness

Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis © Getty Images
Fomer Pakistan bowler Waqar Younis © Getty Images

 

Karachi: Dec 29, 2013

 

Pakistani fast bowling great Waqar Younis has said that pacer Umar Gul should have been given more time to regain full fitness following knee surgery rather than being called back into Test action against Sri Lanka.

 

Gul, who is the most experienced fast bowler in the Pakistan team after taking 163 Test and 168 one-day wickets, underwent knee surgery in May after getting injured during Pakistan’s South Africa tour.

 

According to The Dawn, with Gul being recalled for the last three one-dayers and the three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, Younis said that he does not think Gul should be playing in the Test series as he is not ready as yet for the longer version of the sport.

 

Younis further said that Gul should have played more domestic cricket before being pushed back into Test cricket, adding that it takes fast bowlers more time to get fit following knee surgery. The first Test begins in Abu Dhabi on Dec 31, the report added.

 

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