Varun Aaron eyes Team India selection after Deodhar Trophy call-up

Varun Aaron eyes Team India selection after Deodhar Trophy call-up

"Not playing the IPL just gave me that much more time to think about myself instead of thinking about what's ahead of me," quoted Aaron.

Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

It was not long ago when the cricket world went gaga over the sheer pace and aggression of pace bowler Varun Aaron. Hailed as the ‘fastest’ bowler the Indian team had produced in the recent years, Aaron saw a rather unfortunate blip in his flourishing cricket career. After lacklustre shows in the national outfit in the 2014-15 season, including the tour to Australia, the fast bowler fell out of the radar of the national selectors.

Soon, Varun Aaron saw himself miss out on IPL contracts as well. Now, after being out of the team for quite some time, the pacer has a ray of hope of making a comeback to the national setup. Following his good show for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Aaron received a call-up in the India B squad for the Deodhar Trophy. As per the quotes in cricketnext, Varun Aaron spoke at length on how he saw his time out of the national side as a blessing in disguise.

“It’s been a very nice journey. Ever since I was out of IPL, I’ve enjoyed my cricket. There has just been time to introspect and find more things which work for me. Not playing the IPL just gave me that much more time to think about myself instead of thinking about what’s ahead of me, and what I have to do, how I have to get back into the team and this and that, which is something that’s usually on your mind. Not playing the IPL was a massive blessing in disguise,” Varun Aaron explained.

On his Deodhar Trophy selection

On his most recent selection in the Deodhar Trophy, Varun Aaron oozed optimism. He feels that this is a very good opportunity for him to put forth his case for a comeback to the national side. He cited that he did not get enough opportunities last season. And this season, when the opportunity has come his way, he does not wish to let this go.

“After being nowhere in the past season and a half to getting picked… it wasn’t like I didn’t have wickets in the one-dayers last year, but I wasn’t given a look in. This year I wanted to make a really good case for myself. I’ve been fortunate and worked really hard to be among the top 5 wicket takers in India. Getting a place in the Deodhar Trophy was something I really wanted. I wanted those extra opportunities to prove myself and get back into the (Indian) team at the end of the day,” mentioned the Jharkhand pacer.

“I feel I have a long journey to go. I have a real belief in myself. That’s why I’m still playing the game. I don’t want to slog on till 35 just playing Ranji Trophy. I want to win games for India. I want to be one of India’s fast bowlers to remember,” he concluded.

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