Well, although we have lost the fourth test in a rather pathetic manner, but the only achievement in terms of gain as far as team India is concerned, is the timely emergence of young and vibrant Varun Aaron. Only yesterday, one of the prime batsmen of England Ian Bell has praised his effective bowling. Varun is complementing Bhuvneshwar Kumar and hopefully they will be able to fruitfully utilize their skill together to bail out team India in the next test beginning from our Independence Day, August the 15th.
Also, it was a thrilling experience to see how effectively Varun Aaron had utilized his deadly bouncer against the English batsmen throughout his spell. But at the same time we do hope that Stuart Broad will be recovering soon, who got injured as he could not handle one of the bouncers by Varun Aaron.
Also, it is nice to see a young Indian bowler trying hard and ending up a reasonable figure of 3 for 97 against England in England. Many of my friends will be surprised to know that during a first class match in the year 2011, Varun Aaron had bowled at an amazing speed of 153 Kmph in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Thus, at the moment he is the fastest Indian bowler ready to strike big. However, as the luck always plays an important role in the life of every human being, especially the fast bowlers, repeated injuries hampered the growth of Varun Aaron. He had to remain sidelined from mid 2012 till October 2013 owing to his back injuries.
In fact, BCCI has failed to develop any of the really fast bowlers right after the departure of veteran Kapil Dev. Munaf Patel and Umesh Yadav had shown little spark initially but as far as their overall performance is concerned, they did not prove to be a long term solution. Fitness plays a vital role for any of the pacers as it requires a hell lot of energy to undergo the long spells without compromising on the quality of the bowling. Varun Aaron has shown good agility on the field not only as a bowler but he has been emerging as a trustworthy fielder too. His body language depicts his commitment and he seems determined to deliver. This hardworking player follows a strict schedule of net practice.
Varun Aaron follows the Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson and he is also inspired by his senior Ishant Sharma. Although it is too early to predict anything for sure, but a view over his bowling records definitely keeps our hopes alive that he is going to dominate the scene for a long time. So far he has played 2 tests and taken 6 wickets at the average of 37.66. Also, in 8 ODIs he has taken 11 wickets at the average of 35.72.
Meanwhile we wish him best of luck for his future.