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Hasti Gul Abid (born 1 January 1984) is an Afghan cricketer. Gul is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace and plays for the Afghanistan national cricket team.

Hasti Gul
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Personal information
Full nameHasti Gul Abid
Born (1984-01-01) 1 January 1984 (age 35)
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsKarim Sadiq (Brother)
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 4)19 April 2009 v Scotland
Last ODI1 September 2009 v Netherlands
ODI shirt no.6
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2007Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club
Career statistics
Competition ODI LA
Matches 2 6
Runs scored 23 54
Batting average 18.00
100s/50s –/– –/–
Top score 23* 23*
Balls bowled 114 258
Wickets 3 6
Bowling average 24.33 32.33
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/48 2/48
Catches/stumpings –/– –/–
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.[1]

He made his List-A debut playing domestic cricket for the Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka in 2007.[2]

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.[3]

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,[4] and currently represents Nangarhar Province.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Times report mentioning Hasti Gul". The Times.
  2. ^ "Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club v Lankan Cricket Club (2007)". Cricketarchive.com. 14 November 2007.
  3. ^ Afghanistan v Scotland (2009) Archived 21 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Afghanistan's domestic competition starts tomorrow". Afghanistancricket.net.
  5. ^ "Domestic T20 to start tomorrow". Afgcric.com. Archived from the original on 17 July 2012.

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