Bowling exceptionally fast for his age, Aaron William Benjamin holds international and local bowling records. Some of which against star studded teams like India U19.
He blew up on to the international scene in late 2018, toppling the wickets of the Indian U19 captain and vice captain as his debut wickets. Such a thing was only the beginning for him as he proceeded to cause chaos against the Nepal U19 team, snagging the wickets of both their openers in his first 3 overs. However, in a losing effort, he was UAE’s only shining light.
Looking to muscle his way into the men’s team hasn’t been easy due to the UAE’s reliance on old medium pace bowlers however, we think that he has the pace to far surpass where he is at now, as he is only a young 19 years old and bowling at 130 kilometers per hour, a task quite unthinkable for an associate bowler, be it at an U19 or men’s level.
Following in the footsteps of his hero’s Lasith Malinga and Chaminda Vaas, he has even been credited by the latter as a future prospect to keep in arms reach. Working with him in Sri Lanka, Aaron learnt a lot from Chaminda Vaas and has been seen to be at a level far superior to his age group colleagues. For instance, when playing a match against India U19, he faired so well as to take the wickets of the then Captain and Vice-captain, showing the world that he indeed has what it takes to play at the men’s International level and even one day the Indian Premier League.