Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) speedster Varun Aaron heaped praises on Denis Lillee, Allan Donald and Bharat Arun for his all-round improvement.
He answered his critics with his performance against the Delhi Daredevils in match no. 26 of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015.
Aaron was not included in the ICC World Cup 2015 squad but he did not give up. He worked even harder and went to Australia to train under Denis Lillee. He came back and bowled really well in the domestic circuit and before the start of the IPL, he made sure that he finds his rhythm and further trained under Allan Donald and Bharat Arun.
"I went to Australia and I had a stint with Dennis Lillee for a week and that really helped me a lot. I was disappointed not make it to the World Cup and I had time in my hands," said Aaron in an interview with the official website of RCB.
"So before the Irani Trophy, I had gone over to Australia and then I immediately picked up six wickets on return.
"I felt I was bowling well in the first two-three matches too, but just the odd over was going wrong. I was just waiting for a match like this to come up with a good performance," added the RCB paceman.
Aaron was all praise for the RCB coaching staff as well, who made sure that his techniques and accuracy are in place before he goes out to the field.
"I spent some good time with AD (Allan Donald) and Bharat Arun at the nets and that also really helped me. The areas that he helped me on were just basic stuff; he helped me with the technique and that just helped me be more accurate. We worked on my bowling action," said Aaron.
RCB is now a far more balanced side than what they were when they started the tournament. Their bowlers, especially the pacers have turned things around for them. Aaron and Mitchell Starc have been bowling really well in tandem with the new ball as well as in death overs. On the arrival of Starc, RCB's bowling attack looks more ominous than before.
"Mitch is great. Having Mitch in the team is an asset for any team. He is a great bowler and a good team man as well. He gets that wicket upfront which makes it easier because the opposition goes on the back-foot right there. It is good fun playing with Mitch," exclaimed Aaron.