Madan Lal Udhouram Sharma is a former Indian cricketer and Indian national cricket coach born in a Brahmin family. He coached Delhi Giants in the Indian Cricket League. Madan Lal enjoyed outstanding all-round success at first-class level scoring 10,204 runs, including 22 hundreds, also capturing 625 wickets. He had a side-on bowling action.
He played 39 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 of England 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 where he teamed up with Kapil Dev, Balwinder Sandhu, Roger Binny, Mohinder Amarnath and Kirti Azad to contain and destroy the opposition.
Madan Lal played for Punjab but later played for Bombay.
On 6 April 2013 Madan Lal came on a crime show called Hum Ne Li Hai- Shapath on Life OK at 9pm.