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Lala Amarnath

Summary
Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj (11 September 1911 – 5 August 2000) is considered to be the father figure of Indian cricket. He scored the first ever century for India in Test Cricket in 1933 He was independent India's first cricket captain and captained India in their first Test series win against Pakistan in 1952. He played only three Test Matches before World War II (India played no official Test matches during the war). During this time he amassed around 10,000 runs with 30 hundreds in first-class cricket which included teams from Australia and England. After the war, he played another 21 Test Matches for India. He later became the chairman of the Senior Selection Committee, BCCI and was also a commentator and expert. His proteges include Chandu Borde, M.L. Jaisimha, and Jasu Patel who played for India. His sons Surinder and Mohinder Amarnath also became Test players for India. His grandson Digvijay is also a current first-class player. The Government of India awarded him the civilian ho
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