In terms of batting, former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul believes he is a better alternative than former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh. In a video uploaded on the Legends League Cricket (LLC) 2022 Twitter account, he talked about the same.
Umar Gul recently represented the Asia Lions in the first edition of the competition, but he only managed to pick up one wicket in two games while averaging 12.90 runs per wicket in the process. In previous matches against India, notably the final of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2011, the right-arm seamer has been outstanding.
Umar Gul acknowledged his batting ability since he helped the Men in Green win a game against the South African side in the 2012 T20 World Cup with a 17-ball 32 and helped his team escape from a tight scenario.
Meanwhile, Harbhajan Singh has contributed some valuable hits further down the order, including two centuries and nine half-centuries in the longest versions of the game. The 41-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket only a few weeks ago.
Umar Gul discusses the characteristics of his hitting style
Umar Gul was tasked with answering a series of questions on the LLC Twitter account, one of which challenged him to choose the best batter between him and Harbhajan. The 37-year-old remembered his Player of the Match effort against the Proteas in the T20 World Cup 2012 as a batsman, which earned him the award.
Gul made his international debut in 2003, and he went on to have tremendous success, particularly in the limited-overs formats. He amassed 85 wickets in 60 Twenty20 internationals, with an average of 17 per game, and was considered one of the fastest bowlers in the world at the time.
“Harbhajan Singh has also performed well at the crease, but it was my batting that earned me the Player of the Match award in a World Cup game. As a result, I am considered to be superior to Harbhajan Singh when it comes to batting.” Gul said this in a video that was broadcast on the LLC’s official Twitter account.
Meanwhile, the first season of the League Cricket 2022 has come to a close, with the World Giants defeating the Asia Lions by a score of 25 runs in the finals. Corey Anderson’s 94 off just 43 balls helped his team put up a high total on the board, while the World Giants side did a good job of defending the score. Morne Morkel was named Player of the Tournament in recognition of his outstanding bowling performance throughout the tournament.