‘If someone kicks out, then resigns before…’ Coach Arun Lal left the Bengal team after 3 seasons


New Delhi. Former India opener Arun Lal has resigned as the head coach of the Bengal team. He played the role of coach of this team for 3 seasons. Arun jokingly said that it is better to leave the post before someone is thrown out. He believes that the Bengal team is performing well and is on the right track. Arun Lal, who recently got married for the second time, said that he needs to give time to himself.

Speaking about the Indian domestic circuit, he feels that the Bengal team is heading in the right direction to win the trophy. He believes that the competition has become quite tough now. The former Bengal player told Cricinfo, ‘It is a very difficult task. 9 months, 24×7, and almost 7 months off the field. So I thought it was the right time to stay. It is right to take a decision before anyone kicks out. Bengal is doing well, they are on the right track.

He further said, ‘The competition has become very tough. Last year’s winners did not qualify for the semi-finals this year. This year’s finalists did not make it to the semi-finals last year. In both the seasons, only Bengal had knocked out. So, they are in a good place. Under the leadership of Abhimanyu Easwaran, Bengal lost to Madhya Pradesh in the semi-finals in the 2021–22 Ranji Trophy season.

Arun, 66, said, ‘It is a great performance from Bengal and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will miss it but I need to give myself time and I have interest outside cricket as well. The only thing we don’t have is a trophy, but I am sure we are going there.

Arun played 16 Tests and 13 ODIs for India during 1982-89. The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has not yet announced the successor of Arun Lal. Currently, former Bengal off-spinner Sourasish Lahiri is the assistant coach and former Bengal all-rounder Joydeep Mukherjee is the director of cricket.

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