Yuvraj Singh-in his own words
“I am mighty pleased with the way Varun Aaron has bowled so far. As an Indian it is heart-warming to see a young Indian bowler consistently hitting the 145 KPH mark and making the ball rip and zip on the pitch. And it’s even more pleasing because I have seen him working hard in the NCA while he was recovering from his frustrating back injury. Fast bowling is an extremely tough job and even tougher it is to come out of the injury and getting your rhythm back.
It takes loads of hard work, patience and persistence to achieve this. Whenever I went to NCA, Varun was a permanent feature, staring with rehab and adding more strength to his injured areas. I have been a witness to his baby steps towards bowling and gradually moving towards playing domestic cricket. I must add here that now bowling with a speed of 145 kph is a humongous effort on his part. Trust me, for someone who knows a thing or two about injuries, illnesses and recoveries, coming out of all this and performing like this is not easy at all.
Other good news for Royal Challengers Bangalore is the bowling of young leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. To get a wicket on the first ball is a real confidence booster. That’s the beauty of this tournament. Youngsters get a chance to perform at this level and some of them grab it with both hands to leave a mark. Chahal is a young talented spinner with few tricks up his sleeves. And at this age he knows how to mix them. With time he will become better and smarter.
With the season just started, already one can see there is some turn and bounce for the spinners. Some of the teams are already using the spinners in ‘power-plays’ to stop the run flow and take wickets. With constant heat, wear and tear things will become more helpful for this craft of cricket.
Coming to the IPL new venue, cricket loving people of UAE are making the most of the opportunity. This place has loads of Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans and their love for the game is immeasurable. For last few years they have been following the IPL and have very passionately followed and supported one team or the two. Their choices have always been directly proportioned to their proximity to the place or their liking for a certain player. This time they have the chance to see this tournament live in front of them and they are coming in huge numbers to support good exciting cricket…”
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