Varun Aaron hopes to add chapter to his Wankhede tales
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He took one long look at the pitch, then stared at the skies, before walking back with satisfaction.
The city had witnessed light rains in South Mumbai on Wednesday and Varun Aaron hoped that the showers wouldn't ruin the Wankhede pitch. Aaron will bowl at the Wankhede Stadium two years after he took his first step in international cricket here, this time bounding off from a back injury.
"I hope the sun remains the whole day so we see good support for bowlers," he said while walking back to the dressing rom. Aaron clicking in this big game will not just help Jharkhand put up a decent show against Mumbai in their Ranji Trophy game but will also help the pacer gauge where he stands. He had missed the last game hoping to take some rest and with games against big teams lined up ahead, Aaron will certainly look to fulfill the goal he has set out for himself. "Wankhede has never left me disappointed. I made my Test and ODI debut here. It's a memorable ground for me. The pitch has something for pacers," Aaron says while recalling the day he made his Test and ODI debuts here.
Jharkhand coach Subroto Banerjee claims that his pacer is getting to full fitness, and things will come slowly for him. Even Aaron looks in no hurry. The return to domestic cricket has been smooth so far with 11 wickets from three games. Aaron is not thinking far ahead and says bowling more overs will be the key.
"I'm bowling well now and have found my rhythm. My main aim is to bowl as many overs as I can. For me the most satisfying thing is that I'm playing again. It's time to enjoy my bowling which I missed in those two years. It was hard days and I'm happy it has passed," he said.