Indian pacer Varun Aaron is not looking very happy with the domestic pitches. He thinks that it is tough to make comeback in the national side for him as the pitches are not much assisting him. Besides that, the right-arm fast bowler also praised the Indian skipper Virat Kohli by saying that his support helps Indian fast bowlers to achieve success on the away tours.
28-years old Indian pacer Varun Aaron said to Cricketnext in an exclusive chat, “It’s tough to make a comeback to the national side. I have almost played a full domestic season after a long time which I was really looking forward to. I played the whole Ranji season, then Syed Mushtaq Ali, and now the Vijay Hazare Trophy. A lot of questions used to be raised if I would last the whole season. I have put that to rest now. So there is no concern over my fitness now.”
Aaron further added that the flat tracks are the major concern to build up his ability. He said, “If you see, in the Ranji Trophy we just played on flat tracks. Not only did I endure that, but I ended up bowling 130 overs in just four games. It was tough, but then I have learnt a lot now playing on those kind of tracks. That has made me evolve as a bowler, and I have come up with a few tricks, which I wouldn’t have, if not for these flat tracks.”
The right-arm fast bowler added, “We played in Jharkhand mostly and the away games that we played were on good batting tracks too. So all-in-all I think I bowled well. Numbers do matter at the end of the day. I can’t go and tell everyone how well I bowled. So I guess I just have to take it with a pinch of salt.”
Making an international debut in 2011, Varun Aaron has played total 9 Tests and 9 ODIs where he has claimed total 18 and 11 wickets respectively. His last appearance for the national side was in November 2015.
Comparing with the other Indian pacers who are playing for the national side, Aaron said, “Competition is something that never really bothers me. Had these things affected me, I wouldn’t have been able to make a comeback in 2014. All the bowlers in the team are very good friends. Whoever is bowling well will be picked.”
Aaron praised Indian skipper Virat Kohli to provide the important supports for the pacers which ultimately bringing the successful result for the team. Aarons said, “You saw how the Indian pacers bowled in the last series. The conditions were good and the pacers delivered. That is because Virat supports the pacers well. He loves backing his fast bowlers and that’s why India is doing so well on away tours too.”
Varun Aaron was remained unsold in the 2018 IPL auction which made him disappointed. He said on this, “I was certainly disappointed, as I had a good season with Kings XI Punjab last year. I got wickets for them too. But then I have put that behind me already and am looking to play some county cricket. Missing out on IPL is no big deal.”