Arun Lal played for India between 1982 and 1989. He was a right-handed batsman. He struggled at the international level with a relatively poor Testbatting average of 26.03. His ODI average was even poorer at 9.36. At Indian domestic level he represented Bengal and Delhi and 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 in East Bengal Jersy.
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 does commentary for matches India play at home, broadcasted by Neo Sports.