Bharat Arun

Bharat Arun About this soundpronunciation  (born 14 December 1962) is a former Indian Test cricketer and current Bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team.

Bharath Arun
Personal information
Full nameBharath Arun
Born (1962-12-14) 14 December 1962 (age 57)
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
BowlingRight arm medium pace
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 176)17 December 1986 v Sri Lanka
Last Test7 January 1987 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 60)24 December 1986 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI10 April 1987 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
1982/83–1991/92Tamil Nadu
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC List A
Matches 2 4 48 15
Runs scored 4 21 1652 137
Batting average 4.00 10.50 30.59 15.22
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 4/4 0/0
Top score 2* 8 149 29
Balls bowled 252 102 5397 526
Wickets 4 1 110 8
Bowling average 29.00 103.00 32.44 63.12
5 wickets in innings 0 0 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 3/76 1/43 6/79 2/43
Catches/stumpings 2/– 0/– 23/– 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 25 September 2008

The bearded Arun was a medium pacer and an attacking lower order batsman. In the semifinal of the 1986/87 Duleep Trophy he hit 149 and added 221 for the seventh wicket with W. V. Raman as South Zone chased a West total of 516 for the first innings lead [1]. A 107* for India Under-25 against the visiting Sri Lankans just before the selection of the side for the Tests against Sri Lanka won him a place in the side. He was part of the Indian under 19 team that toured Sri Lanka in 1979 under the captaincy of Ravi Shastri. Almost 40 years later, Shastri, now the head coach of the national cricket team is insisting that Arun be made the head bowling coach. The BCCI has already announced that Zaheer Khan will be the head bowling coach. He is appointed as bowling coach for team india on 16 july 2017[1]

He played two Test matches of the series with the 3 for 76 in his first match as his best bowling figures (after slipping and falling down, to some hilarity, when he ran in to bowl his first ball). He toured Sharjah in 1987 and appeared in all of India's three matches without distinction. He was a part of the Tamil Nadu team that won the Ranji Trophy in 1987/88. He announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 1993.[2]


  1. ^ "Ravi Shastri wants Bharat Arun as bowling coach, prefers Zaheer Khan as consultant - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Arun calls it a day". The Indian Express. 3 November 1993. p. 16. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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