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Full name Dhir Jagdish Lal
Born October 8, 1920, Kapurthala, Punjab
Died March 3, 1997, Kapurthala, Punjab (aged 76 years 146 days)
Major teams East Zone, Hindus, Hyderabad (India), Maharaja of Patiala's XI, Northern India, Railways, Services, United Provinces
Batting style Right-hand bat
|First-class span||1938/39 - 1958/59|
An opening batsman like his brother and nephew, Jagdish Lal played only 16 first-class matches but he managed to represent eight different teams in doing so. In 27 innings he managed only one fifty and one hundred, his career-best of 130 coming in an opening stand of 273 made with Nazar Mohammad for Northern India against North West Frontier Province in the 1941-42 Ranji Trophy.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.