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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