Varun Aaron is a talent Indian fast bowler, who is known for his lightening quick deliveries. He is a right hand batsman and a right arm fast bowler. He is regarded as the fastest of current Indian bowlers.
Aaron was born on 29 October 1989 in Jamshedpur, present day Jharkhand. He joined MRF Pace Foundation as a 15-year old after he impressed with his pace and skill as a scout. He made his domestic debut in the 2008-09 Ranji season.
Aaron made his ODI debut against England in Mumbai in 2011. He bamboozled the opposition with his steaming pace and ended with impressive figures of 3/24.
His test debut came in the same year and same venue against West Indies.
Rise to glory
Aaron had an impressive 2010-11 Ranji Trophy season and he had a decent 2011 Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils.
Aaron made it to the national squad but had to warm the benches in India's humiliating away series against Australia. Soon, he made his debut and put in a fine performance.
He followed it up with decent performances against West Indies. He has made 9 ODI appearances and the same number of Test match appearances.
Aaron’s performances for India has been mediocre to say the least. Inability of Aaron to shine in national colours is mainly attributed to lack of technical depth.
His lack of variations allow the batsmen to utilise his raw pace in subcontinent conditions. It was exposed especially in 2014 Asia Cup match against Bangladesh where he returned with abysmal figures of 7.5-0-74-1.
Aaron’s IPL career has been stop-start much like his international career. His ability to take wickets also comes with a cost of leaking runs.
He has played for a number of franchises. Initially, he was a part of Kolkata Knight Riders squad. But his IPL debut came in 2011 for Delhi Daredevils.
He has also played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and most recently for Kings XI Punjab. He took 16 wickets in 10 matches in 2014 IPL for RCB.
He has also played for Durham in 2014 County Championship.
Aaron is probably the fastest Indian bowler right now. In a match against Sri Lanka, Aaron bowled a 152.5 kph delivery which is the third fastest delivery by an Indian in international level.