Varun Aaron confident of making a Team India comeback on the back of his newly acquired skills
Varun sounded confident saying he not only brings the extraordinary pace factor with him but also has more variations.
Updated - Oct 9, 2018 1:36 pm
He is one of those rare genuine fast bowlers produced by India’s placid wickets and Varun Aaron’s magnificent form in this year’s Vijay Hazare Trophy has made him hopeful about a return to the national team. Aaron’s show in the competition (10 wickets in five games so far) has played a crucial part in Jharkhand’s top performance in Elite Group C.
He has played nine Tests and as many ODIs between 2011 and 2015 and though vacancy is hard to come by in India’s packed bowling department, the 28-year-old’s pace could still make him a force to reckon. The pacer also spent some time in England taking the field for Leicestershire in both first-class and List A matches.
“Yes, it has been good and I am delighted to be bowling again with my old mate Rahul Shukla. We not just want to qualify but aim to win the competition,” Sportstar quoted him as saying. Varun and Shukla, who has taken five wickets so far, have been bowling in tandem and effectively.
Varun is also glad by the fact the fact that Jharkhand are playing their games in Chennai, which is also home to the MRF Pace Foundation. The Jharkhand team trained at the foundation ahead of the Vijay Hazare Trophy and Aaron goes there to train on days he doesn’t have a game to play. “MRF is my second home,” he said.
The bowler, who had several injuries in the past, some of them being serious, is however free of the concerns these days.
Varun had pace added variations to his armoury
Speaking about his chances of making a comeback to the Indian side, Varun sounded confident saying he not only brings the extraordinary pace factor with him but also has more variations.
In the 2014-15 series in Australia, the right-arm pacer was dropped after the Brisbane Test, much to the surprise of former Australian greats like Shane Warne and Mark Taylor. He had bowled well in the game and pushed the Australian batsmen back but was unlucky to see catches getting dropped off his bowling. He has been out of the Test team since 2015.