Varun Aaron shifts base from Jharkhand to Baroda
Varun Aaron has played nine Tests and ODIs for India (PC: Twitter)
Indian international Varun Aaron has announced his decision to play for the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) in the upcoming domestic season, thats gets underway from September. Thus, Aaron ends his 18-year stay with Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA).
Aaron made his Jharkhand debut back in 2008-09 Ranji Season against Jammu and Kashmir, and ended up with 117 First-Class wickets in 39 games. He plated 53-List A and 23 T20s as well, claiming 131 wickets across both formats for Jharkhand.
The tall-bowler also thanked the JCA, fellow players, and management for allowing him to play cricket for the state for so-long.
"Goodbyes are never easy!! As I leave the jharkhand team @cricketjsca, which has been my cricketing home for the last 18 years , I am going on to represent Baroda @cricbaroda in the upcoming domestic season. Looking forward to a great season with the boys in Baroda," Aaron said.
Career at glance
Touted the next big thing in Indian cricket, Aaron made his India debut in 2011. His raw-pace did excite everyone, but frequent injuries saw the 32-year-old lose on crucial game time.
Aaron played just nine Tests and as many ODIs for India, picking 29 wickets in total.
Varun Aaron in action
However, the 32-year-old is a regular feature across IPL, playing for Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Aaron has also played for County clubs like Durham and Leicestershire.