From being a net bowler to international cricketer T. Natarajan’s journey has not been less than a fairy tail. From obscurity to first IPL 2020 and now successful debut games with both India’s T20 and ODI teams he has been vital in both the wins. He is without doubt having the golden time of his career.
The left-arm fast bowler made a remarkable T20I debut and bagged three vital wickets against Australia in which the Men in Blue won by 11 runs.
Natarajan picked three wickets for 30 runs from his four to help India defend 162-run target. The Tamil Nadu pacer, whose nerves had eased after a decent ODI debut, was right on the money and got one to straighten catching Glenn Maxwell plumb in-front.
If that wasn’t enough, Natarajan snuffed out a frustrated D’arcy Short (34 off 38 balls) to make it 113 for 4 and India didn’t have to look back from then on.
Notably, Natarajan recently made his ODI debut in the third game against Australia at the Manuka Oval in Canberra and India skipper Virat Kohli handed the cap to the 29-year-old bowler before the match. In his debut game, he returned figures of 2-70 in his ten overs including a maiden.