The only one Indian player in the world who was falling heavily, on Sir Don Bradman.

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Author 2019-09-22 08:17:39

Indian cricket started in the chains of slavery of the British. The Indian cricket team started international cricket in 1932 but then India was a slave to the British. But when Azad is the first captain of India, then everyone will want to know this too.

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Lala Amarnath was the first captain of independent India

India was liberated from British slavery in 1947, but before that the Indian cricket team was captained by Maharaj Kumar and Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi.

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But as India became independent, former Indian cricketer Lala Amarnath got the captaincy of the Indian cricket team. Lala Amarnath is known as an agile fielder, strong batsman, useful bowler and reckless captain.

Lala Amarnath has contributed a lot in Indian cricket

Today, it has been 108 years since the birth of Lala Amarnath, who was the first captain after India's independence. Lala Amarnath was born on 11 September 1911 in Kapurthala. He contributed to the Indian cricket team for 19 years.

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In his international cricket career, he succeeded in playing 24 Tests, in which he scored 878 runs at an average of 24.38, and also took 45 wickets. So there he played 186 first class matches. In this, Lala scored 10426 runs which included 31 centuries while he took 463 wickets in bowling.

These are the 5 factors of Lala's career that you want to know

Lala Amarnath died 19 years ago in the year 2000 but he achieved many records in his career. In this report, let us tell you about the 5 facts related to Amarnath's career….

# 1. The first century of Test cricket history for the Indian cricket team came from the bat of Lala Amarnath. Lala Amarnath played a century in his debut match when he scored 118 against England in 1933.

#2. Lala Amarnath, who was the first captain of Azad India, was not only an excellent batsman but also a useful bowler. His bowling accuracy made him quite popular, his name is such an interesting record that no other player has. Lala was the only bowler to hit Sir Don Bradman. When he hit the Don during the Brisbane Test in 1947.

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# 3. Lala Amarnath was made the captain of the Indian team even after Vijay Merchant, who was a great cricketer of India, who accompanied the team on a tour of Australia. In the practice matches before the tour, Lala scored 228 against Victoria and 172 against Queensland. After this, an Australian newspaper wrote that this time the fans of Australia are not keen to see Lala Amarnath's batting, but rather Don Bradman.

# 4. Although Lala Amarnath was a very clean player in his career, but a controversy was definitely associated with him. That controversy kept him away from cricket for 12 years. On the tour of England in 1935, the immediate captain Maharaj Kumar sent him out of the team due to indiscipline and sent him home. Lala had alleged that he was dropped from the team due to political reasons, after being away for 12 years, he was featured in the team on a tour of England in 1946–47 after consistent performances in first-class cricket.

# 5. Lala Amarnath was the first captain to defeat Pakistan, India's biggest arch rival. India won the home series 2–1 in 1952 under the captaincy of Lala Amarnath.

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