14 April 2024 last updated at 19:15 GMT
 
Aaron happy to be in Ind Test squad
Monday 31 October 2011

It’s exciting times for India’s fast bowlers and one pacer who has made a quick mark in the international game is Varun Aaron. The rookie pacer said he was "feeling great" at finding a berth in the 15-member Indian cricket team for the first Test against the West Indies next month.

"I am feeling good," Aaron told PTI when asked how it felt like after learning that he was selected in the team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

He credited his father for breaking into the national team saying "my dad inspired me to play cricket."

Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) President Amitabh Choudhary, the man who has seen Varun growing up from junior cricket, expressed happiness on Varun's selection.

"I am proud to see Dhoni catapulting to Test cricket after establishing himself in the limited overs. Now Varun is selected for Test cricket close on the heal of his stupendous performance in the recently concluded one-day series against the England team," said Choudhary, who was manager during India's tour of Zimbabwe a few years ago.

Recalling Varun's head-line hogging 153.4 km/hour delivery during the Jharkhand/Gujarat Vijay Hazare trophy final last year, Choudhary said there was no short cut for success and he should maintain consistency through a disciplined effort.

"Varun should remain focused and should try to become a successful bowler," he said.

ICC lacks strong leadership in current times: ex-CEO Lorgat
The former ICC boss said barring Khawaja's peace slogans on shoes showed ICC lacked consistency in applying its rules
Waugh warns cricket boards for ignoring Test cricket
Australia Great Warns ICC, BCCI Over 'Irrelevant Legacy'