Madan Lal: Life History, Batting, Cricket Academy

Madan Lal is a former Indian cricketer (1974-1987) from Amritsar, Punjab. Being a part of India’s World Cup-winning team, he was a successful all-rounder. The combination of his courageous middle order batting and nippy medium pace bowling had helped him to be a leading utility player in the country.

Madan Lal’s Personal Details

Full Name Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma
Born 20 March 1951
Nickname Madda Lal, Madipa
Batting Right Hand
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Debut Test Match 6 June 1974 (India vs. England)
Last Test Match 19 June 1986 (India vs. Pakistan)
Debut ODI Match 13 July 1974 (India vs. England)
Last ODI Match 20 March 1987 (India vs. England)


Madan Lal’s Career Details

Competition Test ODI
Matches 39 67
Runs Scored 1042 401
Batting Average 22.65 19.09
50s 5 1
Top Score 74 53
Bowling Average 40.08 29.27
Wickets 71 73
Five wickets in an innings 4
Best Bowling 5/23 4/20

 Madan Lal Cricket Academy

Madan Lal has always been a real inspiration to the young cricketers of India, more precisely Delhi, owing to his association with the city for a long time.

In fact, before setting up a cricket academy at Siri Fort Sports Complex, he used to coach the Delhi team.

Madan Lal, Not Just a Cricketer

After being a successful cricketer, he even tried his hands at coaching, mentoring the UAE team in the 1996 World Cup. He was also a member of the section committee from 2000 and 2001.

Besides cricketing, he has also shown interest in politics, contesting the by-elections against Anurag Thakur of BJP for the Hamirpur Parliamentary Constituency in 2009.

Author: Akash

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