[caption id="attachment_469137" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-469137" alt="Arun Lal and his wife Debjani took a laundryman's son under their wings and he eventually went on to achieve milestones IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Arun-Lal1.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Arun Lal and his wife Debjani took a laundryman's son under their wings and he eventually went on to achieve milestones IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><strong>Kolkata:</strong> Batting for opportunities for underprivileged children, former <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/india" target="_blank">India</a> Test cricketer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/arun-lal" target="_blank">Arun Lal</a> on Thursday lamented the "general aversion" people display towards street children. Lal and his wife Debjani took a laundryman's son under their wings and he eventually went on to achieve milestones and is now the associate vice president of treasury at JSW Steel [Bikash Chowdhury]. "We are very fortunate to have the experience of associating with three or four other boys... they are very intelligent. What I have learnt is most of us when we are going along the road and they [street children] come to sell newspapers, we rush them aside as somebody who might steal, or do something or because they are dirty. We have a general aversion which is indescribable and I don't understand why," Arun Lal said. He was at the launch of CRY's "School the Spark" campaign for child education. The former right-hand batsman urged people to provide opportunities for the underprivileged. <strong><a title="Arun Lal disappointed with Ravi Shastri-Sourav Ganguly controversy" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/arun-lal-disappointed-with-ravi-shastri-sourav-ganguly-controversy-467373">Arun Lal disappointed with Ravi Shastri-Sourav Ganguly controversy</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Meanwhile, Arun Lal on Saturday chose to term the ongoing spat between former national team director Ravi Shastri and ex-captain Sourav Ganguly as disappointing. Shastri had lashed out at Ganguly a few days back after he was overlooked for the Indian team chief coach s job. Leg-spin legend Anil Kumble was selected by the three-member Board of Control for Cricket in India s (BCCI) cricket advisory panel which consists of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Ganguly. "Nothing surprises me in Indian cricket anymore. A member of the committee [Ganguly] wasn`t present and that was disrespectful to the selection process, Shastri had told media.