Umar Gul considering quitting Test cricket due to persistent knee injury

Johannesburg: Veteran Pakistani pacer Umar Gul is considering to quit Test cricket due to a chronic knee injury .

Gul, who has claimed 163 Test and 173 ODI wickets, said that he would make a decision on his future if he is unfit to play against Australia in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE) in October-November.

Gul said that currently he does not know what lies ahead for him because he is still not comfortable with the knee, adding that he is hoping to make a comeback in the Test matches against Australia but if that does not happen he could quit Tests, Sport24 reported.

The pacemen underwent knee surgery in May 2013, in Australia, after breaking down on the tour of South Africa earlier in the year. He has made two unsuccessful comebacks.

Gul, who has played in 47 Tests, said that the doctors have told him that he still has to undergo more rehabilitation and gym training, as there are still problems with the knee. He added that he does not feel comfortable while bowling.

Gul said that if someone asks him right now whether he can play Test matches he would say no.

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