Arun Lal

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Arun Lal
Personal information
Full name Arun Lal
Born (1955-08-01) 1 August 1955 (age 61)
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Relations Jagdish Lal (father)
Muni Lal (uncle)
Akash Lal (cousin)
International information
National side
Domestic team information
Years Team
1981/82-1995/96 Bengal
1977/78-1980/81 Delhi
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 16 13 156 65
Runs scored 729 122 10421 1734
Batting average 26.03 9.38 46.94 28.90
100s/50s -/6 -/1 30/43 -/12
Top score 93 51 287 90
Balls bowled 16 - 1856 699
Wickets - - 21 14
Bowling average - - 21 40.78
5 wickets in innings - - - -
10 wickets in match - n/a - -
Best bowling - - 4/79 3/38
Catches/stumpings 13/- 4/- 145/- 22/-
Source: Cricinfo, May 16, 2016

Arun Lal About this sound pronunciation  (born 1 August 1955 in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh) is a retired Indian cricketer, and a cricket commentator.

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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 in recovery after battling jaw cancer was detected that kept him out of commentary box since January 2016[4]


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