NEED FOR SPEED
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.