Mumbai: Speedster Varun Aaron, who became the 273rd player to represent India in Test cricket, found it strange that he replaced his close friend Umesh Yadav in his debut match against the West Indies on Tuesday.
"It was strange. He (Umesh) played two Tests. But being a fast bowler, I suppose they wanted to give him rest before the one-dayers. It was strange though," the 22-year-old Jharkhand bowler told reporters at the end of the first day's play in the third Test at the Wankhede stadium.
Varun, who learnt about his debut Monday night, hoped he would do better on Day 2 at the ground where he made his ODI debut, after ending the day with figures of 16-3-47-0.