Aftab Gul

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Aftab Gul
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 6 101
Runs scored 182 6179
Batting average 22.75 36.77
100s/50s -/- 11/42
Top score 33 140
Balls bowled 6 745
Wickets - 14
Bowling average - 34.50
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - 2/20
Catches/stumpings 3/- 48/-
Source: [1]

Aftab Gul Khan (Urdu: آفتاب گل خان) (born March 31, 1946, Gujar Khan, Punjab) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 6 Tests from 1969 to 1971.

Gul was an opening batsman who represented a number of first-class sides in Pakistan from 1964-65 to 1977-78. His initial selection in the Test side, when England toured Pakistan during 1968-69 amid political turmoil, had less to do with his cricketing abilities than with his position as a student leader, in an attempt to placate the rioters.

Gul scored 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 a ball from Alan Ward and was forced to retire. This injury drew the famous line from Brian Johnston on the BBC the next day: "Gul's all right. The doctor inspected his head this morning and found nothing in it." He also toured England in 1974 but was less successful and did not play any of the Tests.

He is a lawyer by profession. Gul initially represented the cricketer Salman Butt in the infamous spot fixing case.

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