Varun Aaron

Varun Aaron
ind India
Nick name
Varun Aaron
Batting style
Right Hand bat
Bowling style
Right Arm Fast
Current Team
Indian Premier League 2016
October 29, 1989

Varun Aaron, the speedster from Jamshedpur, is a product of the MRF Pace Foundation and even went on to represent the Australian Institute of Sport team. He was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders going into IPL 2010 after he impressed Sourav Ganguly and bowling coach, Wasim Akram at the team trials. Aaron was signed by the Delhi Daredevils ahead of IPL 2011 and continued to play for them in IPL 2012. In the 12-month period between IPL 2011 and IPL 2012, the Jharkhand pacer was called up to the Indian team; he won his maiden Test cap when the West Indies toured India in 2011 and featured in four ODIs as well. An injury ruled him out of cricket for quite a while but as soon as he attained total fitness, he was summoned into the Indian squad for the tour of New Zealand. Aaron was picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Player Auction ahead of IPL 2014 and will be part of the franchise in Vivo IPL 2016.

In a country starved of genuinely quick bowlers, Varun Aaron grabbed the headlines when he hit 153 kph during the 2010-11 Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Gujarat. Hailing from Jharkhand, Aaron has been part of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15. However, his career has been marred with frequent injuries. Two stress fractures of the back soon after his Ranji Trophy debut in the 2008-09 season for Jharkhand, a back injury that kept him out of India’s tour to Australia in 2011-12 before a recurrence kept him out of competitive cricket for 15 months, and a leg injury in 2014 has had a severe impact on the pacer’s Test career.

He was part of the India Emerging Players squad that went to Australia in 2011, and earned a call-up to the India ODI squad for the series in England. He did not get a game on that trip, but he made his India debut in Mumbai in October 2011, against England. He made his Test debut a month later, against West Indies, also in Mumbai.

Aaron’s pace during India’s tour of England in 2014 – including a sharp bouncer that broke Stuart Broad’s nose – impressed county side Durham, and he was signed for the final few weeks of the season. Having earlier been part of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, he made his IPL debut in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils. In 2014, Aaron was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for INR 2 crore (approx. 300,000 USD), and was retained by the franchise ahead of the 2016 auction.

Indian Premier League 2016


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