With the bat Madan Lal saved India from defeat at least once. His fighting 74 at Bangalore against Pakistan is well remembered. And when Imran Khan was demolishing the Indians at Karachi, Madan Lal scored a thrilling half-century, stitching a face-saving stand with Dilip Vengsarkar. With the ball, he bowled the side to a memorable win at Bombay against England. Besides, he was one of the key members of the Indian team to lift the 1983 World Cup. He picked up three wickets in the final, including the all-important scalp of Viv Richards.Also Read - WTC 2021-23 Points Table Latest Update After IND vs NZ 2nd Test: Team India Climbs to 3rd Spot; Sri Lanka Maintain Top Position
He was a fantastic fielder in his heydays, and a quick mover even when age took its toll. However, in Test cricket he did not quite manage to replicate his greatness as an all-rounder in the domestic game. While his numbers read phenomenal in First-Class cricket, over 10,000 runs at 42 and 625 wickets at 25, the Test statistics are quite literally the opposite. Also Read - IND vs NZ Today Match, 2nd Test Scorecard: Ravichandran Ashwin, Mayank Agarwal Shine as India Beat New Zealand by 372 Runs, Claim Series 1-0 at Wankhede Stadium
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His batting average of 22 and bowling average of 40 in Test cricket marked him in the zone of mediocrity. He did not have quite enough ability with the bat to supplement his application, and with the ball not adequate amount of pace or swing. Yet, no one could question his commitment and effort. Later he served as the coach and selector of the Indian team.
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