Varun Aaron. India, Team India, Comeback
Varun Aaron. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Out-of-favour fast bowler Varun Aaron is keen to make a comeback for Team India. The speedster believes it won’t be difficult as he is motivated to represent the national team. Though Aaron has not made an international appearance since 2015, he believes his game had evolved and he is not far away from his comeback.

“I don’t think is difficult (to make a comeback). It’s about how much you love the game. Obviously, playing for India is the main motivation. I want to get back in the Indian team. The way my game has developed, I am not too far away,” Aaron told mid-day.

There will be competition for any slot: Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron. (Credits: BCCI)

Aaron went wicket-less in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 match against Maharashtra but went on to pick up a three-wicket haul against Parvez Rasool-led Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).

On the contrary, even though India have a problem of plenty as far as their fast bowling options are concerned, Aaron is focused on himself–to excel in the foreseeable future.

“There will always be competition for any slot, but if you feel there is too much competition or no competition, then you may get complacent or lack belief. So, I am focusing on myself,” Aaron said.

Don’t have to worry about getting a place: Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron
Varun Aaron has played 7 Tests for India. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Aaron is quick and had proved to be a handful in his previous appearances for India albeit lacked consistency. He, however, believes in his qualities and thinks, if he is at his best, he can make a comeback for the Indian cricket team.

“I have enough quality and ability and don’t have to worry about getting a place in the Indian team if I am bowling at my best,” Aaron added. 

In his last three Ranji trophy appearances, Aaron picked up four wickets for Jharkhand, despite going wicket-less against Maharashtra.

The 30-year-old had made nine appearances each in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs) for India. He has a decent economy of 4.77 in the longest format of the game.