Varun Aaron Biography
A country that has thrown up quality batsmen in numbers has seldom managed to find a genuine pacer. Jharkhand’s Varun Aaron, can be one of those men who can break the trend; bowling consistently over 140 kmph, after all, comes naturally to him.
A lot of bowlers in India have lost the battle with pace when it came to injuries over a period but Aaron has defied it. Despite back injuries, Aaron has maintained his reputation.
He first grabbed the headlines in 2011 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final where he clocked 153 kmph. After rising through the Under-15s and Under-19s, Aaron’s skills were honed in the MRF Pace Academy; he made his First-Class debut against Jammu & Kashmir in 2008. The ODI debut came against England in 2011, and soon afterwards he became the first bowler in history to take his first five ODI wickets bowled. He also made his Test debut that year against West Indies. An injury thereafter hampered his progress.
India’s pace conundrums saw him return to the fold after two years for the series against New Zealand in January 2014. He remained in the squad for the next few series including the ICC World T20 2014. But Aaron’s economy rate and giving away the loose deliveries wasn’t impressive. It’s in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp for IPL 2014 that Aaron shined with pace, accuracy and wickets to his name.