Motivation to play for India keeps me going, says Varun Aaron

Aaron hasn’t played for India since November 2015.

Varun Aaron has played 9 Tests for India thus far | Getty

Having made his international debut back in 2011, Jharkhand speedster Varun Aaron became the victim of several career-threatening injuries.  However, the 28-year-old has not given up just as yet.

In his recent interview with India TV, Aaron has said that he is keen to play for India in near future and that is something which keeps him motivated to do all the hard yards.

"I am looking to play for India in near future and that's what keeps me going, that's what gives me the motivation every day in the morning to wake up and to put in those yards. I am sure it will come in my way," Aaron told India TV.

Having gone unsold at the IPL auction in January 2018, Aaron signed a county stint with Division 2 side Leicestershire. Varun soon grabbed headlines for playing a vital role in Leicestershire’s thrilling three-run victory over Glamorgan. The right-armer scalped 6 wickets in the match. In the three first-class matches he has played so far for Leicestershire, Aaron has picked up 9 wickets at an average of 39.88.

"The reason behind my success in County cricket definitely would be because of the hard work I've put in before coming here with my coach SS Rao and Subroto Banerjee. I also worked with a great trainer and a really good physio Sudarshan, who use to work with the Indian team and Ranga, who is with Karnataka,” Varun said.

"I had a really good camp of 20-25 days with these guys working on things I would need to do here. After getting here, assessing the conditions and changing my game accordingly like bowling more inswingers because it's just the way the conditions are here and the batsmen play here... these are reasons for me doing well so far," he added.

Aaron, who has represented India in 9 Tests and as many ODIs thus far, has also played county cricket for Durham in 2014 and was part of India’s Test tour to England in the same year.

Speaking about the English conditions, Aaron said: "The conditions here are a lot different to India, the pace, the bounce, the overhead conditions. So, I've been bowling a lot fuller than I would be doing in India."

He concluded by talking about his fitness regime.

"My training schedule always comprises of a lot of fitness... day in and day out I put in a lot of work on my body to help me bowling fast. Of late I've been bowling a lot then I would have before, which has been really helping me. Also, I try and keep a really healthy diet to take me through my rigorous schedule," Varun Aaron concluded.


By Salman Anjum - 19 May, 2018

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