NEED FOR SPEED

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I n a na­tion starved of gen­uine pac­ers,

Varun Aaron has given In­dia new hope with his 150 kmph de­liv­er­ies. The 21-year-old from Jhark­hand, who idolises Caribbean pacer Andy Roberts, recorded one of the best fig­ures for an ODI, pick­ing up three English tail-en­ders for 24 runs with su­perb pace dur­ing the fourth match against Eng­land on Oc­to­ber 23. A stu­dent of the MRF Pace Academy in Chen­nai, Aaron made news last when he hit 153 kmph dur­ing the Vi­jay Hazare Tro­phy fi­nal against Gu­jarat in Fe­bru­ary 2010. Hav­ing suf­fered two stress frac­tures of the back soon af­ter his Ranji de­but in 2008-09 for Jhark­hand, Aaron is re­lent­less in his bowl­ing.“i play for In­dia,” he says.

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