The 23-year-old speedster has endured a tough time on the operation table since his major breakthrough on the international scene in 2011.
The 23-year-old speedster has endured a tough time on the operation table since his major breakthrough on the international scene in 2011. Varun Aaron was out on the sidelines since suffering a recurrence of a troublesome back injury during the Indian Premier League in 2012. A successful surgery since back then, Aaron is pleased with the results of his recovery period.
The injury-prone Indian fast bowler Varun Aaron says he is back to full fitness and raring to go. Says the Jharkhand born bowler, “It feels great to be back. Post the surgery, I’ve had a very comprehensive build up to my fitness and my bowling and I feel I am bowling at a 100 per cent now. I’m currently training with the fitness trainer, Rajnikant, at the MRF Pace Foundation before I join up with my Ranji team. There’s less than a month to go before the Ranji Trophy season begins and I’m looking forward to bowling at full throttle by then.”
Aaron won his first Test cap for India against the West Indies in November 2011 and was on the original Indian side set to tour Australia later that year before the injury struck, tragically leading to his withdrawal from the squad. Reflecting on that tragic moment Varun adds, “to be out for one and a half years was obviously pretty tough. I wasn’t making much progress with the rehab on my back. Then, with the BCCI, we decided to have the surgery which turned out to be extremely crucial in helping me recover.”
Aaron is eager to make up for lost time and also adds that a return to the national team is not his immediate priority. We hope to see Varun Aaron back to full throttle, again!
With inputs from IANS