Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma
(Urdu/Punjabi مدن لال ادی رام شرما ) (born March 20, 1951, Amritsar
) is a former Indian cricketer (1974–1987) and Indian national cricket coach. He currently coaches Delhi Giants
in the Indian Cricket League
. Madan Lal enjoyed great success at the first class
level scoring over 10,000 runs and taking over 600 wickets.
He played 31 Test matches for India, scoring 1,042 runs at an average of 22.65, taking 71 wickets at 40.08 and holding 15 catches. He was a fairly competent lower order batsman, often extricating the Indian team from tricky situations which earned him the nickname, Maddat Lal
by grateful Indian fans.
Madan Lal bowled the first ball to Dennis Amiss
in the 1975 World Cup
He made 67 One Day Internationals appearances and was also a member of the 1983 World Cup
final winning team.
Madan Lal played for Punjab
in the Ranji Trophy
between 1968 and 1972 and Delhi
between 1972 and 1989.
His son Kunal Lal plays in the ICL for the Ahmedabad Rockets.
In his retirement, Madan Lal has been actively involved in the game in various capacities
- Madan Lal coached the UAE team
- Madan Lal had a stint as India's National Cricket Coach between September 1996 and September 1997
- Member of the Selection Committee in 2000 and 2001.
- Current coach of the Delhi Giants team in the Indian Cricket League.
- He later applied for BCCI's......