Arun Lal Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Arun Lal Quick Information
height 5 feet 9 inches
weight 76 kg
Date of birth August 1, 1955
Zodiac sign Leo
Husband or wife Bulbul Sahai

Arun Lalu is an Indian cricket coach, commentator, analyst and former professional cricketer, who represented his country in the longer formats of the game (16 Tests and 13 ODIs) between January 1982 and April 1989, as an opener. In the Indian domestic circuit, he played for Delhi (1977–78–1980–81) and Bengal (1981–82–1995–96). Ranji Trophy (the major domestic first-class cricket competition in India) title with the latter team in the 1989–90 season. It was only the second time in history that Bengal won the coveted title more than 5 decades after their first title win in the 1938–39 season. Bengal was not able to repeat this rare feat till April 2022. In March 2001, he announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. After retirement, he has worked as a cricket analyst and commentator with several TV networks and media publications. He was appointed as the mentor of the Bengal senior team in October 2018 and was promoted to the position of head coach the following year. Under his leadership, Bengal reached the final of the 2019–20 season. Ranji Trophy Where they lost to Saurashtra. This was the first time Bengal had reached the final of the tournament since the mid-2000s when they were consistently defeated. Ranji Trophy Final – Against Uttar Pradesh (2005-06) and Mumbai (2006-07).

name at birth

Jagdishlal Arun Lal

nick name


Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in April 2022
Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in April 2022 (Arun Lal / Instagram)

Sun sign


birth place

Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Kolkata, West Bengal, India




Arun attended Mayo College, the only independent boarding school for boys in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is one of the oldest public boarding schools in India. After graduating high school, he joined St. Stephen’s Collegean affiliated college with Delhi University, a collegiate public central university in New Delhi. He did his graduation there.


Cricket Coach, Commentator, Analyst, Professional Cricketer (Retd)

Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in March 2022
Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in March 2022 (Arun Lal / Instagram)


  • father – Jagdish Lal (Former Cricketer) (d. March 1997)
  • Mother His mother passed away in 2021.
  • other Dhir Muni Lal (Uncle) (Former Diplomat, Former Cricketer, Former Editor) cricineaA former Indian annual cricket magazine, former Indian High Commissioner to the West Indies, former Indian Ambassador to Somalia (d. January 1990), Akash Lal (Cousin) (former cricketer, cricket administrator, cricket commentator, former selector for Indian national cricket) Team), Pali Saha (Sister-in-law) (Works here) Lake Town Govt. Sponsored Girls High School at Sreebhumi, Kolkata)


right handed


right hand medium


opening batter




5 feet 9 inches or 175.5 cm


76 kg or 167.5 lbs

girlfriend / spouse

Arun has dated –

  1. Debjani Lali – Arun was married to Debjani alias Reena for the longest time. They were separated by mutual consent and continued to live together so that Arun could take care of her as she was battling a chronic illness.
  2. Bulbul Sahai Arun got engaged to his 28 year junior girlfriend Bulbul Saha in April 2022. The couple married in a private ceremony on May 2, 2022. peerless in in Kolkata. They met for the first time at a mutual friend’s party and Arun had also taken the consent of his first wife to pursue this relationship and marriage. He and Bulbul had said that they would continue to take care of his first wife. Bulbul is an English teacher who guides 11th and 12th class students St. Paul’s Mission School, an Anglo-Indian Christian missionary school in Kolkata. She also takes history classes.
Arun Lal and Bulbul Saha as seen in May 2022
Arun Lal and Bulbul Saha as seen in May 2022 (Arun Lal / Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

hair color

salt and pepper

eye color

dark brown

sexual orientation


special features

  • light stocky frame
  • short cut, side parted hair
  • Swollen face
  • sport a thick mustache
Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020
Arun Lal as seen in an Instagram post in March 2020 (Arun Lal / Instagram)

Arun Lal Facts

  1. In September 1982, in his Test debut against Sri Lanka, Arun scored 63 and shared a 156-run partnership with the great Sunil Gavaskar. In his next Test match, against Pakistan, he was again involved in a century partnership with Gavaskar (105 runs).
  2. He was the 5th highest run scorer in the history of Ranji Trophy He scored 6,760 runs at the time of retirement at an average of 53.23.
  3. His most important contribution to the history of Bengal Ranji Trophy The title win in the 1989–90 season was an innings of 189 runs that helped Bengal beat Bombay in the quarter-finals. Bombay (later known as Mumbai), the dominant force in the Indian domestic circuit, had by then won 30 of the tournament’s 55 seasons. This included 20 of the 22 titles from 1955–56 to 1976–77, which was hardly reliable, including 15 consecutive titles from 1958–59 to 1972–73.
  4. He and Narendra Hirwani were the 2 cricketers who were known as . was featured in the original version of When my tune and your tune merge (As the tune matches, Mine and Yours), a popular song and music video that was recorded to promote national unity in India and the concept of ‘unity in diversity’. The music video was first broadcast on India’s Independence Day in 1988. Arun represented the state of West Bengal in the video and was featured as one of the passengers on board the Kolkata Metro Rail train.
  5. In 2016, he was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare form of salivary gland cancer. He had made a miraculous improvement, but the episode forced him to step away from a successful career in cricket commentary (which lasted almost 2 decades) and shift his focus to cricket coaching.
  6. In August 2019, in recognition of his services as a cricketer and coach, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), the governing body for the sport in the state of West Bengal, honored him with the ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award.

Featured image by Arun Lal / Instagram