Indian all-rounders have always dominated world cricket. Over the years, the cricketing nation has produced some of the best all-rounders in world cricket. Some of the prolific names include players like Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh Bedi, Vinoo Mankad, R Ashwin, and many more. Yet another top-rated all-rounder in Indian cricket is Madan Lal. Madan Lal had an ebullient first-class record which forced the selectors to give him a chance at the international arena. He was a medium-pacer with round-arm action and a no mug with the bat. A top-class all-rounder, Madan Lal, represented India in 39 Tests and 67 ODIs.
Therefore, let’s dig into the life of Madan Lal to know more about his lifes, stats, bio, and career
Name: Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma
DOB: March 20, 1951
Place Of Birth: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Marital Status: Married
Children: Kunal Lal (Son)
ODI Debut: Vs England, Headingley, July 1974
T20I Debut: N/A
Test Debut: Vs England, Emirates Stadium, June 1974
Madan Lal: Career Highlights
For many years, one of the leading utility players in the country, Madan Lal proved his value to the side both with his courageous middle-order batting and his nippy medium-pace bowling. He was useful both in Test cricket – as he proved while bowling India to victory over England at Bombay in 1981 or by rescuing the country by scoring a gallant 74 against Pakistan at Bangalore in 1983 – and in the one-day game – he was one of the heroes of the 1983 World Cup-winning side and earned his name by his spell of three quick wickets that broke the back of the West Indies batting in the final.
Madan Lal made his Test debut against England at Manchester in June 1974. It was a debut that Madan Lal would surely like to forget as he only took 2 wickets and scored 9 runs in India’s 113 run loss. Things couldn’t get any worse, as he remained wicketless in the next Test at Lord’s where India suffered an innings defeat. Despite his poor performance, selectors kept their faith in him for the series against West Indies where he proved his worth.
He was dropped from the Test side after he couldn’t pick a wicket in 8 Test innings in 1983 but continued to play ODIs for India. He only played two more Tests after that, with his last Test appearance coming against England at Headingley in 1986. He last played an ODI against Pakistan in March 1987. Apart from his bowling, Lal from time to time provided the much-needed support in batting lower down the order. In one such case, along with Roger Binny, he added 155 runs for the seventh wicket against Pakistan in Bangalore in 1983.
Madan Lal: Stats
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