|Born||1 August 1955|
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
|Relations||Jagdish Lal (father) |
Muni Lal (uncle)
Akash Lal (cousin)
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 16 May 2016
Arun Lal did his schooling at Mayo College, Ajmer. He played for India, as a right-handed batsman, between 1982 and 1989. He struggled at the international level with a relatively poor Test batting average of 26.03.
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 was even poorer 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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