Madan Lal

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Dandru, Barsar, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

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Madan Lal is a former international cricketer who represented India in Tests and ODIs from 1974 to 1987. He was primarily an all-rounder who played a key role in Indias victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup final. Madan Lal.He had a keen interest in cricket since childhood. The first bat he owned was a washing cloth paddle. With this bat, he learned the basics of batting. The washing bucket was used as the wicket.He first came to New Delhi in 1972 with just a train ticket in his pocket. Then he did a job in the State Bank of India (SBI) in Lajpat Nagar. At that time, he remained in his friends house for several months. He had difficulty facing the tough weather in Delhi. Recalling that time, he said, The city did not suit me. I would fall ill frequently. So I went back to Amritsar but returned after two months. I wanted to fight and make my place. He further adds, I shared a room with another cricketer [Jasbir Singh] in Mohan Nagar Sports Complex, and wed travel to Delhi on a Yezdi, or sometimes by train. I struggled a lot..

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Madan Lal is a former international cricketer who represented India in Tests and ODIs from 1974 to 1987. He was primarily an all-rounder who played a key role in Indias victory in the 1983 Cricket World Cup final. Madan Lal.He had a keen interest in cricket since childhood. The first bat he owned was a washing cloth paddle. With this bat, he learned the basics of batting. The washing bucket was used as the wicket.He first came to New Delhi in 1972 with just a train ticket in his pocket. Then he did a job in the State Bank of India (SBI) in Lajpat Nagar. At that time, he remained in his friends house for several months. He had difficulty facing the tough weather in Delhi. Recalling that time, he said, The city did not suit me. I would fall ill frequently. So I went back to Amritsar but returned after two months. I wanted to fight and make my place. He further adds, I shared a room with another cricketer [Jasbir Singh] in Mohan Nagar Sports Complex, and wed travel to Delhi on a Yezdi, or sometimes by train. I struggled a lot..The first car which he got was a Fiat which he owned in 1983 after the savings he earned through various modes such as whitewashing (when playing club cricket in England), working part-time at a central-heating company, washing and ironing clothes, cooking, etc. His first house was a two-bedroom flat in Mohan Nagar after getting married. [5]The Hindu.He started playing Ranji games in his teenage where he took eight wickets in his third match against Jammu & Kashmir in the 1968-69 season. Again he impressed everyone in a match against Delhi where he finished with a match figure of 5 for 73 in 1971-72. Madan Lals bowling action.A few years later, he shifted his team from Punjab to Delhi where as a result of his impressive form, he got selected in the Duleep Trophy squad for North Zone.He also played a few unofficial test matches against Sri Lanka wherein in one match he took 10 for 102 runs. This spell helped him to bag a place in Englands tour side in 1974. He started well, picking up 7 for 95 against Worcestershire batting line-up. After his recent performance in the match against Yorkshire and ICC, in July 1974, he made his international debut against England at Old Trafford. Madan Lal bowling.As Madan Lal walked out to bat in his debut match, Englands Mike Hendrick started bowling. The first delivery was outside off-stump which deviated inwards and flattened the off-stump. It then brushed against the middle stump and went on to knock the leg-stump. Madan Lals debut match ended with a golden duck. India was whitewashed 3-0.Madan Lal later was omitted out from the first two tests against West Indies at home. India was trailing by 0-2, then Madan Lal was picked in the squad for the third test at Calcutta (now Kolkata). His inning started with 48 runs which included ten fours. India got all out for 233 runs. Then Tiger Pataudi gave the new ball to Madan Lal. He removed their star batters Gordon Greenidge and Alvin Kallicharran and ended his spell with a figure of 4 for 22. In the second inning, he took the wicket of Vivian Richards and helped India to win this match. In the fourth Test, he was gone wicketless and was dropped from the next match which West Indies won. With that Windies bagged the series 3-2.In the 1975 Cricket World Cup, he was picked considering his all-round performance in the past. In that World Cup, he has been credited to bowl the first ball in the history of a Cricket World Cup. However, his performance in that World Cup was below average when he took his three wickets against a very weak East Africa side. In the next season, he took five wickets against New Zealand at Christchurch.

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