Varun Aaron hails from Jharkhand and since he was spotted by a talent scout at the age of 15, he is a part of the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai. A right-arm fast bowler, Varun Aaron first played for Jharkhand U-19 team and then he played for Jharkhand Ranji Team. He made his ODI debut for India in 2011 against England and his Test debut next month against West Indies. He was earlier a member of the Kolkata Knight Riders squad in the IPL but he currently plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premiere League.
Being a part of the Indian squad which boasted of young players against Australia in 2011, Aaron caught the attention of selectors with his impressive performance and got a call-up for being a part of the Indian ODI squad for the series against England that year.
Aaron claimed 13 wickets in the 2010-11 Ranji Trophy and he clocked around 153.4 km/hr while delivering his fastest delivery.
Aaron took three scalps against England and gave away only 24 runs in his debut ODI.
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He has since his teenage, he was determined to become a fast bowler and due to extreme pressure he suffered two stress fractures of the back soon after he made his Ranji Trophy debut.
He was signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders for the 2008 season of IPL and continued to play till 2010, but he din’t get many games there.
He signed for Durham County Cricket Club in 2014 for County Championship.