Arun retires from first class cricket

Arun retires from first class cricket


He also played for Assam and Goa.
"I have no regrets. I enjoyed my cricket and when I got runs for India 'A' against the West Indies, I thought I would make it (to the national team), but that not happening did not leave me dejected," Arun told a press conference here on Monday, thanking his friends, family and the Karnataka State Cricket Association for their support.
KSCA secretary Brijesh Patel, praising Arun, said he was unlucky to have missed out representing the country at the highest level.

"I have known JAK for long from when he was little guy. He was technically sound as a 12-year-old and has played some great knocks for Karnakata. He has got runs at the right times. But it is sad that he played a time when the Indian team's batting was strong," said Brijesh.

Arun’s former teammates Vijay Bharadwaj and Sujith Somasundar too attended the press conference.

Arun was part of the Karnataka team which won three Ranji Trophy titles. He scored hundreds in the Ranji finals against Uttar Pradesh (104 in the 1997-98 season) and Madhya Pradesh (34 and 147 in 1998-99).
Arun donned India under-19 colours in youth Tests and ODIs against England and Australia. He aggregated an impressive 566 runs, including a hundred against Guyana, on the India ‘A’ tour of the West Indies in 1999-2007.

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