|Full name||Hasti Gul Abid|
1 January 1984 |
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
|Relations||Karim Sadiq (Brother)|
|ODI debut (cap 4)||19 April 2009 v Scotland|
|Last ODI||1 September 2009 v Netherlands|
|ODI shirt no.||6|
|Domestic team information|
|2007||Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club|
|Source: Cricinfo, 17 April 2010|
Born in Nangarhar Province, Gul spent much of his early years in refugee camps with his family, fleeing from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent Civil War that followed the Soviet withdrawal. Gul, like many of his teammates, learnt the game in neighbouring Pakistan.
He was a part of the Afghan cricket team that from 2008 to 2009 won the World Cricket League Division Five, Division Four and Division Three, therefore promoting them to Division Two and allowing them to take part in the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier where they finished fifth, missing out on the 2011 Cricket World Cup, but gaining them One Day International status. Gul made his ODI debut against Scotland on 19 April 2009.
Shortly after Afghanistan achieved ODI status, Gul was dropped by coach Kabir Khan for their ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Zimbabwe XI. This led his brother, Karim Sadiq, to quit the national setup in protest. Sadiq later returned to represent Afghanistan.
Gul's last appearance for Afghanistan came in their 2009 tour of the Netherlands, during the first One Day International which Afghanistan lost by 8 runs. In Afghan domestic cricket Gul has represented Kabul Province, and currently represents Nangarhar Province.
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- "Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club (2007)". Cricketarchive.com. 14 November 2007.
- Afghanistan v Scotland (2009)[dead link]
- "Afghanistan's domestic competition starts tomorrow". Afghanistancricket.net.
- "Domestic T20 to start tomorrow". Afgcric.com.