Arun Lal

Arun Lal
Full name: Jagdishlal Arun Lal
Born/Date of Birthday: 1 August 1955
Place of Birth: Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Spouse: Debjani Lal (m.2022 - )
Relations: Jagdish Lal (father)
Muni Lal (uncle)
Akash Lal (cousin)

Batting: Right-handed
Bowling: Right-arm medium
Role: Batsman

International information
National side: India
Test debut (cap 159): 17 September 1982 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 39): 27 January 1982 v England
Domestic team information
1977/78-1980/81: Delhi
1981/82–1995/96: Bengal

Arun Lal (born 1 August 1955) is a retired Indian cricketer, and a cricket commentator. He played for India, as a right-handed batsman, between 1982 and 1989 was a gritty player though it didn't reflect in his batting average of 26.03.

His columns about cricket analysis regularly appears in newspaper and internet columns. He moved from Delhi to Calcutta in 1979 and started a cricket academy. He joined the Bengal cricket team in 1981 and presently serves as their head coach.

Early life and education
Arun Lal did his schooling at Mayo College, Ajmer and received his undergraduate degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Career
In 1982, he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Madras with 63 and shared a partnership of 156 with Sunil Gavaskar. In his next test, he scored 51 against Pakistan and shared an opening partnership with Sunil Gavaskar for 105. His highest test innings score is 93 made against West Indies at Calcutta in 1987.

His ODI average stands at 9.36. At Indian domestic level he represented Bengal cricket team and Delhi cricket team where he has a record of scoring over 10,000 runs with a top score of 287 and a batting average of 46.94. He resigned from domestic cricket in March 2001. His last club match was for East Bengal.

He represented Bengal in the iconic Doordarshan national integration song, "Mile Sur Mera Tumara". In that he comes out of the Kolkata metro rail. He usually commentates on matches India play at home, which are broadcast by Star Sports.

In 2016, he was detected having jaw cancer which has kept him out of commentary box since January 2016.

Arun Lal conferred with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Cricket Association of Bengal’s (CAB’s) on 3 August 2019.


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