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.