Varun Aaron believes he can still make a comeback for India

Aaron last played for the country in November 2015.

Aaron isn't willing to give up on pace despite various injuries in the last seven years | PTI

Having last played for the country in November 2015, fast bowler Varun Aaron has said that he is extremely determined and desperate to make a comeback into the Indian side. Aaron, who continues to have the "madness" to run in and bowl fast, is hoping that he will once again break his way through at the highest level. 

"The madness to bowl fast is still there even after seven stress fractures, If I wanted to cut down on pace or go by the safer route, I'd have done it by now. Fast bowling in India isn't easy because of the wickets and conditions too, but it's fun at the end of the day when you see the ball thudding into the keeper's gloves," the 28-year-old was quoted saying on ESPNcricinfo

"Why would I want to bowl fast if I don't want to return to the Indian team?," he cleared, "I haven't got many chances to prove myself at India A as well. So, the opportunity is Vijay Hazare and Ranji now, and I want to make the most of it," and expressed, "I'm sure I will play for the country again."

Aaron exemplified his desire and ambition by signing up with Leicestershire, as a professional for this year's domestic season in England and says, it has really helped him evolve as a bowler. 

"The county stint was the best thing that happened to me, The win against Glamorgan was [special]; it was their first win in I think 21 [19] championship games. So, I was really happy to be a part of it and more than being part to be able to contribute to that win was a really good feeling," he said, "The number of matches we played in a really short span of time and different conditions we encountered in again short spans of time helped me improve my bowling and fitness."

He further added, "The wickets in the one-day games were pretty flat. See in the one-dayers there were a lot of 300-plus scores. It's about adaptability and being able to develop a vast skillset to make the most of different conditions." 

Aaron, who is currently in India toiling hard for Jharkhand in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy, believes that his state can go all the way in the premier domestic list A tournament and wants to significantly contribute to this cause. 

He said, "We have had a brilliant side for the last four years, I feel with the talent we have we can only do justice if we can win a couple of trophies this year. More than anything else, we're really looking to dominate the domestic scene this year."

"Because we've got fast bowlers - Rahul Shukla is back from injury and with what I could contribute too - and (Shahbaz) Nadeem is there in the spin attack. Virat (Singh), Ishan (Kishan) and Saurabh (Tiwary) in the batting line-up," and signed off by saying, "We believe we can win Vijay Hazare and then the Ranji, which is the dream of every domestic player in India."


By Kashish Chadha - 15 Oct, 2018

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