Indian left-arm pacer T Natarajan is raring for a national comeback after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of the game for a better part of last year. He made his international debut for India in all three formats after travelling to Australia as a net bowler. He was a part of the squad that made history by winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy last year.
A knee injury ruled the left-arm pacer out of the game for a long time. After proper medical care and treatment, Natarajan is now sweating it out at the MS Chidambaram stadium in Chennai as he is eyeing a national comeback. The southpaw also missed the second leg of IPL 2021 in the UAE due to his knee injury as well.
“I am feeling fit and raring to go. My knee problem is a thing of the past. I have understood my body well and I am training hard to be in shape for the Ranji Trophy and the IPL,” said Natarajan.
He also spoke about how he is bowling at the moment and how his body is shaping up. The pacer said that he is body is much better now as he is bowling with a better rhythm as well. He said that the rehabilitation has worked well and his pace has also increased in the process.
I Am Bowling At A Good Rhythm: T Natarajan
I am bowling at a good rhythm. I enjoy training and understand the process associated with injury rehab much better now. I am hitting the nets at Chepauk, bowling at a lively pace. The follow-through, loading and delivery stride is much better than what was in the past. I am enjoying my bowling, which is what is important,” said Tamil Nadu cricketer.
“I am not worried at the pace I am bowling nor calculating whether I am touching 150k regularly. My aim is to improve control, bowl in the right areas and swing the ball both ways. Once I start playing matches regularly, the pace will automatically go up as I know how to adapt to the situation,” he further added.
India will be playing a lot of cricket for the next six months at home and the Natarajan is the only left-arm pacer in the reckoning at the moment within the Indian team.