Indian pacer Varun Aaron joined hands with New Zealand Cricket Ish Sodhi for a session of the Rajasthan Royals podcast. During the conversation, Varun Aaron revealed how he considers Rahul Dravid as the toughest he has ever bowled. Aaron also spoke about how the batting legend left him extremely irritated at times.
“I would say Rahul Dravid is the toughest batsman I’ve ever bowled to. Every time I turned up to bowl to him in the nets, it felt like I was just bowling at 120kph. It’s just something that he does to you,” Aaron said.
“I have never bowled to a batsman who would lunge out to the max and play you as if you’ve just bowled a throw down to him. As a bowler that’s extremely irritating to bowl to somebody like him,” he added.
Aaron erupted in the international scene in 2011 as one of the quickest bowlers in India. His ability to notch up consistest deliveries in 140 kms helped him play 9 ODIs and Tests for the national team. The right-arm pacer also revealed how he felt while stepping inside the team bus filled with the greatest cricketers of India.
“I think getting the Test cap for India is the highlight for any cricketer. No matter what one does after that, it is the highest point of his career. If you ask any of the greats, they will all say the highlight for them was getting the Test cap for India. I feel there’s nothing better than that and that’s for everyone,’ Aaron said.
He added, “I received my Test cap from Laxman. I was lucky enough to play with the likes of Sachin, Dravid, Viru. Back then, I mean it was surreal. The most striking moment for me was stepping onto the bus on the first day of practice. Walking by all these guys, having watched them growing up as a kid, it was really special to be part of that bus.”