This generation might have heard Arun Lal as a commentator and broadcaster, but the older generation knows him as a batsman with enormous talent, terrific First-Class record who ended up underachieving in the International circuit.
Arun Lal, the right-hand opener batsman was born today in 1955 in Moradabad.
The talent which had deserved the better career
In 1982, Chennai was the place where he first donned the Indian colors in Tests and scored a gritty 63 runs. The 156 run partnership with the Great Sunil Gavaskar completed his dream of sharing the pitch with the legend.
This promising young batsman, unfortunately, couldn’t flourish at International cricket. The Test average of 26 and of ODI 9, doesn’t really justify the talent he had possessed.
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The First Class Dominance
Though, he continued to cash in runs in First-Class cricket. In 156 First-Class games. He has accumulated 10421 runs at 46.49.
The one-day format was perhaps not his cup of tea. He was a resilient batter but probably lacked the ability to score quickly.
The inspiration to many: Arun Lal
The jaw cancer terminated his career in the commentary box in 2016.
This gritty and resilient batsman fought with cancer in the same way. His tenacity has been rewarded as he has completely recovered from the rare disease.
We wish Arun Lal a Happy 65th Birthday!
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