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Varun Aaron says he had no intentions of hurting Stuart Broad

Varun Aaron (above) bowled a nasty bouncer that hit Stuart Broad in the fourth Test at Manchester © Getty Images
Varun Aaron (above) bowled a nasty bouncer that hit Stuart Broad in the fourth Test at Manchester © Getty Images

Aug 24, 2014

India‘s new pace generating machine, Varun Aaron made his impact in the last two Test matches that he played against England. There were questions asked so as to why Mahendra Singh Dhoni waited till the fourth Test to play him but everyone could notice Aaron’s performance throughout these two Test matches.

In the fourth Test, Dhoni asked Aaron to bowl the first over after lunch on the third day. Unfortunately he was whacked for two consecutive sixes by Stuart Broad. Then, he ran up to bowl of his fastest bouncer and it hit went through Broad’s helmet and broke his nose, reported daily mail.

It is indeed a rare sight that an Indian pacer ousting an opponent batsman with a short pitch ball. This instance wasn’t the first time that he instilled fear in his opposition’s minds. He successfully caught Moeen Ali back at the crease a number of times.

Aaron said that he had no intentions of hurting Broad but insisted that bowling bouncers are necessary in Test cricket as it can unnerve and unsettle any set batsman too.

He said, “I wasn’t looking to hit him, let alone break his nose. In fact, I went into the England dressing room at the end of the day’s play to ask Broad how he was doing and he was glad that it wasn’t as bad as he had feared. It was plain unlucky that the ball went in through the visor.”

He further added, “But as a pacer I need to have aggression and if I have to succeed at the international level, I have to use pace to put the batsman on the backfoot. I guess it worked when I was bowling to Moeen. Dhoni told me that I should try tickling his ribs a bit as he hasn’t been too comfortable with bouncers. So when I did pitch it up, he was still waiting for the bouncer.”

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