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India vs England 2014, 4th Test at Manchester: Varun Aaron won’t cut down on pace

Varun Aaron (centre) celebrates the dismissal of Moeen Ali on the second Day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford © Getty Images
Varun Aaron (centre) celebrates the dismissal of Moeen Ali on the second Day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford © Getty Images

Manchester: Aug 9, 2014

After making an impressive return to the Indian fold, fast bowler Varun Aaron says he won’t cut down on his pace despite having a history of suffering stress fractures.

Aaron has so far dismissed three batsmen in the England first innings, pegging them back with two blows on day one and then took another wicket on day two.

“There is a clear message that I have got to bowl quick and yes shorter spells are better and helpful in that case. I have had five stress fractures but I don’t hold myself back from bowling quick,” Aaron told reporters after rain-hit second day.

“When I was operated one and a half years ago here my target was to be here on this tour. I had a good support system, the Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) backed me and I worked at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and at the MRF [Pace Academy]. I am glad to be here and I had a good match so far. I am feeling good with my bowling too,” said Aaron pleased with his good comeback.

Almost two sessions were washed out with only 36 overs possible on day two as England reached 237 for 6 in reply to India’s 152 runs in their first innings.

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