Varun Aaron Still Keen to Play for India and Eyes an Injury Free Return
Once regarded as one of India’s most talented fast bowler, Varun Aaron’s cricketing career got marred by some serious injuries.
Aaron made his international debut against England in 2011 but has only played nine ODI’s and seven Tests for India.
Jharkhand pacer Aaron’s international career had suffered due to injuries. Stress fractures, a surgery to set a vertebra right and niggles have restricted his actions on the field continuously.
However, Aaron who has been unable to make the most of his raw pace and talent at the international level aims to get fitter and make a return to the Indian team.
Aaron led his domestic side Jharkhand in MS Dhoni’s absence in the limited-overs format. Aaron has only managed to pick up 14 wickets in his last ten matches for the domestic side.
Varun also remained unsold at the IPL auctions but feels he will use this free period and prepare himself for a comeback to the Indian team. Varun played for Kings XI Punjab in the previous edition of the Indian Premier League.
In an interview with Sportstar, he said,
“Missing the IPL could be a blessing in disguise. Ever since I got back to the Indian team in 2014, there have been some tournament or the other, and I never had time to look into the finer aspects,”
“I am working on a few changes in my action which will be more efficient with the body. This wouldn’t have happened had I not got time off. It is not a major change, but a minor adjustment,”
Aaron said being unsold at the IPL auction came as a surprise to him,
“IPL is one of the bigger tournaments in the country and missing it is a big deal for a lot of people. I am not saying this because I am not playing this time, but I have been contemplating skipping the tournament. Last season, I thought of going and playing county instead. But I was contracted, and I didn’t want to go down that path. This time, it happened by default. I am still keen to play county.”
Varun’s forte is his pace and said he doesn’t want to reduce it,
“When I returned to the Indian team, I was swinging the ball too. I had made a slight change to my action then. But I never had time to think on the adjustments, which was a big mistake. I should have focused on the changes that helped me get back to the team. This is a great opportunity for me to backtrack a little bit, go back to the basics and get them right. I will not compromise on pace. My way of looking at things are different, and I am sure it will pay in the long run,”
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