We like Umar Gul. He moves like a puppet. That’s always a likeable quality in a person (unless they remind you of Zelda from Terrahawks).
Umar Gul is also a brilliant reverse swing bowler. Give him a red ball, he’s mediocre. Give him a new white ball, he’s okay. Give him an old white ball and FLAXEN LOCKS OF GOWER!
If there’s even a hint of reverse swing, suddenly he becomes a different bowler. It’s not just that he’s suddenly swinging the ball about how he pleases. He also bowls around 10mph quicker.