Presence of MS Dhoni in team is enough for India in World Cup: Varun Aaron
Aaron is a part of the Rajasthan Royals for IPL 2019 season.
by Jatin Author
Published - Mar 14, 2019 6:52 pm | Updated - Mar 14, 2019 6:52 pm
India fast bowler Varun Aaron made headlines by clocking 153 km/hr in the Vijay Hazare Trophy in the 2010-11 season. The Jharkhand born quick bowler continues to be one of the fastest bowlers in the Indian cricket circuit. He made his debut in 2011 in international cricket under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and last played for India in 2015 in a Test against South Africa in Bengaluru.
Aaron’s career at the highest level was marred by constant injuries and the fact that it took him a while to get his fitness in place hampered his chances to make a comeback into the Indian team. He will now be seen in the IPL 2019 season playing for the Rajasthan Royals team, who bought him for INR 2.40 crores at the auction.
Aaron talks about his international debut under MS Dhoni
The Jharkhand fast bowler played 9 Tests and 9 ODIs for the Indian team and picked 18 and 11 wickets respectively for his country. In 59 FC matches, Aaron has taken 163 wickets with the best innings haul of 6/32.
He has also played IPL with multiple franchises as he was a Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2011 and was part of IPL 2014 season with Royal Challengers Bangalore. He didn’t find any buyers in the IPL 2018 but is back with the Jaipur based franchise. In an interview with Times of India, Aaron talked about his international debut under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Aaron called Dhoni a match winner and a true legend of the game. According to the fast bowler, the 2011 World Cup winning Indian captain has a way of communicating with the youngsters and marshals them brilliantly. Dhoni’s presence in the team will be enough for the Indian team in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 if Aaron is to be believed.
“He is a legend of the game and a true match winner. He is marshaling all the youngsters. His presence (alone) will be enough for India in the World Cup,” the 29-year-old said.
Royals a balanced side
Aaron called his new IPL franchise, Rajasthan Royals a balanced side and said that having a bunch of match winners in the squad is a positive sign for the team. Rajasthan, who made it into the top four in IPL 2018, have been dominant in previous seasons as well and according to Aaron, RR will go into the IPL 2019 as favourites to lift the title.