Who is Aftab Gul?
Gul was an opening batsman, scoring more than 1000 runs in the tour of England in 1971. In the first over of the first Test at Birmingham in that series, he was struck on the head by Alan Ward and was forced to retire. This injury drew the famous line from Brian Johnston on the BBC the next day : Gul's alright. The doctor inspected his head this morning and found nothing in it. He is a lawyer by profession. Gul initially represented the beleaguered cricketeer Salman Butt in the infamous spot fixing case, adding more profanity to his career. His selection in the test side, when England toured Pakistan during 1968-1969 among the political turmoil, per se was amusing, as he had been included not as a cricketeer but as the popular student leader to tone the rioting community.