After the resumption of cricket submit the compelled Covid-19 hiatus if any participant has proven impeccable grit accompanied with some high quality performances then it has been Tamil Nadu’s, T Natarajan. The 29-year-old seamer accomplished the Indian Premier League on a rousing observe, changing Jasprit Bumrah to turn into the new yorker king.
His high quality present in UAE earned him a spot as India’s nets bowler within the following sequence towards Australia and the remainder is historical past. The cricketer has since gone on to make his worldwide debut in all the three-format of the sport, making him the primary Indian cricketer to take action.
On Sunday in the course of the fourth and ultimate Test towards Australia in Brisbane, Natarajan, enjoying his first Test, was up towards Mitchell Starc. The batsman by some means managed to outlive the sheer tempo of Starc as he lasted for a whole over towards Australia’s premier seamer.
In an interplay with senior teammate R Ashwin, debutant Washington Sundar, and Shardul Thakur, the 29-year-old was requested to explain what it felt like going through Starc on his Test debut.
Responding to Ashwin’s question, Natarajan in Tamil mentioned that he barely noticed the primary supply because it went previous him. “Comfortable ah?! Firstu ball kannukke therla na!! (Couldn’t even see the first ball!),” Natarajan mentioned.
I’m joyful in the meanwhile. Never anticipated to play a Test for India on this tour: Natarajan pic.twitter.com/jhCWksJffS
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 17, 2021
Both Sundar and Shardul accomplished their respective half-centuries. Among the Australian bowlers, Josh Hazlewood picked 5 wickets because the guests put up an amazing battle and ended scoring 336, in response to Australia’s first innings whole of 369.
Mohammed Siraj and Thakur mixed to take 9 wickets in Australia’s second innings because the hosts had been bundled up on 294. India now require 328 to win the competition or bat by means of the ultimate day to save lots of the match.
With the four-match sequence squared at 1-1, a draw for Ajinkya Rahane & co. will see Team India retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.