Ranchi, Oct 24: Varun Aaron's three-wicket haul, including the dismissals of Scot Borthwick and Stuart Meaker in the fourth ODI of the five-match series against England, suggests a bright future for the lanky pacer, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's coach Chanchal Bhattacharya said on Monday.
"The two wicket-taking balls against Borthwick and Meaker in Sunday's ODI were really delightful to watch. If he maintains consistency along with maintaining pace, we could very well see another Kapil Dev in the making,' Bhattacharya told PTI.
Bhattacharya, however, has a piece of advice to the 21-year-old from Jharkhand, if he wanted to emulate Kapil.
"In his time Kapil Dev was known for his physical fitness that helped him achieve such a feat, and Varun needs to follow how the legendary pace bowler maintained his physical fitness for such a long time," Bhattacharya, who was one of the three coaches around during Dhoni's formative years, said.
He said he had watched Varun from close quarters in an under-19 match in Palamau, when he was one of the umpires.
"His strides were very impressive and he worked hard to generate the extra amount of pace," Bhattacharya said.
Former Bihar Ranji captain Adil Hussein said, "I watched him bowl against the English batsmen and am really impressed with his debut figures of three for 24."