His full name is Nanik Amarnath Bharadwaj was born on September 11, 1911,and passed away on August 5, in the year 2000, aged 88 The major teams he has played for apart from India include Gujarat, Hindus, Maharaja of Patiala’s XI, Railways, Southern Punjab and Uttar Pradesh His international record is nothing spectacular – 878 runs at 24.38 and 45 wickets at 32.91 from 24 Test matches In his 186 first-class matches, Lala Amarnath scored 10426 runs, including 31 centuries and 39 half-centuries with a highest score of 262, at an average of 41.37 Under his leadership, India won its first-ever Test against Pakistan in Delhi in 1952, and won the series 2-1 Lala Amarnath is the only bowler to dismiss Donald Bradman hit wicket When the Partition of India took place in August 1947, Amarnath and his family had to flee from Lahore to escape a Muslim mob. He lived in Patiala till 1957, when he moved to India’s capital, Delhi After his retirement, Lala Amarnath became chairman of selectors; managed the Indian team; and also a commentator In 2011, the BCCI decided to institute an award in Lala Amarnath’s name for the best all-rounder in the Ranji Trophy