By CricketCountry Staff
New Delhi: May 8, 2012
Delhi Daredevils (DD) and India pacer Varun Aaron said on Monday that his side gave away too many extra runs in their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), which they lost by six wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
Aaron, who played his first match in last five months after recovering from an injury, says the target of 154 set by Daredevils was competitive.
“I don’t think it was bad total. If we would have saved a few extras, it would have been a closer [contest]. I think the last over I bowled was a little crucial with two extras, but it is part of the game. We have been doing well; we will come back harder in the next game,” Aaron said.
The right-arm pacer said the wicket at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium had something to offer to both, batsmen and bowlers.
He said, “I felt it was a very good wicket. It helped both the batsman and the bowlers, and the ball came on to the bat well. It is just that it was one of those off days.”
Talking about his comeback after five months, the Delhi pacer said, “After a long time… after a long wait. I would like to thank the Delhi Daredevils support staff and the team and NCA to get me back on the road. I am happy to be back.”
Aaron backed Delhi’s batsmen to come good in the upcoming matches.
“We have got good local talent even in our batting. Those guys get less balls to bat [and] you never see them. But we have got good batters. It’s nice to bowl with Umesh [Yadav] here in Delhi Daredevils and for India,” he told IPLT20.com
When enquired about his experience bowling with South Africa’s Morne Morkel, Aaron said, “It is a big plus to have him in the team. We all know that Morne is a world-class bowler, and its good to bowl along with three quality fast-bowlers [Yadav, Morkel and Irfan Pathan].”
“I just watch and learn; pick-up whatever I can. And more so, TA Sekar and Eric Simons help a lot in nets. So yes, I take a lot from them,” he added.
Aaron said working with Delhi Daredevils mentor TA Sekhar, who is also a former India cricketer, helps a lot.
“I have been working with Sekar since I was 15-years-old, so it has been a long journey with him. Eric (Simons), I have been with for two years now, and he is one of the good bowling coaches in the world – both of them,” said.
Aaron added that it will be good for the Delhi-based franchise to retain the same set of players for next 3-4 years.