Varun Aaron, Jharkhand fast bowler, may have not represented the national team for five years now, but the speedster has not given up on his hopes of once again featuring for the Men in Blue.
Aaron burst on the scene in the immediate aftermath of India’s shambolic 0-4 whitewash against England in 2011 and he, along with Umesh Yadav- thanks to their precocious pace-were tipped as the future of the fast bowling unit.
Umesh Yadav has gone on to impinge himself as a permanent member of the Test set-up courtesy his consistency with the SG ball in Indian conditions, but the same hasn’t been the case with Varun Aaron
His inaccuracy in line and length coupled with frequent injuries meant that the Jharkhand pacer has been out of the Indian set-up for over five years now.
“I definitely fancy a chance of coming back”- Varun Aaron
Aaron will be representing the Rajasthan Royals in the upcoming season of the IPL and the right-hander feels that a title-winning camp could turn out to be the fillip that he needs to channelize his ‘biggest motivation’ [comeback in the Indian team] into reality.
“I definitely fancy a chance of coming back, that’s still the biggest motivation. I see myself coming back. For starters, I need to help Royals win the trophy this year and a lot of roads will open up from there,” Varun Aaron said in an exclusive interview to Gulf News.
Aaron, who has previously represented teams like Delhi Capitals, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, was impressive in the last season and according to him, he is at the peak of his fitness currently. He also added that his pace hasn’t reduced due to injuries.
‘I don’t intend to reduce my pace. Injuries are a part and parcel for a fast bowler’s career…it has taught me a lot of lessons about cricket and life. However, at this stage, I feel at the peak of my fitness again and feel really good that my pace hasn’t reduced at all,” Varun Aaron added.