The latest sensation in Indian cricket, left-arm pacer T Natarajan got his head tonsured and shared a picture of himself standing in front of the temple as a mark of respect to the almighty.
The southpaw took to his official Twitter account to post his picture which he captioned as ‘Feeling blessed’
T Natarajan had a fairytale tour of Australia where he became the first Indian to make his debut in all three formats of the hame during a single tour.
Originally picked as a net bowler in the Indian squad following his head-turning performances in the 2020 IPL, Natarajan was drafted into the T20 squad following an untimely injury to Varun Chakravarthy. As luck would have it, the pace bowler from Salem made his ODI debut before T20Is after he was included in the squad following an injury scare to Navdeep Saini.
He impressed with his skills and temperament in his ODI debut at the Manuka Oval in Canberra where he returned with figures of 2/70. The left-arm pacer continued with the good work in the T2oIs that followed, showing brilliant control on his line and length besides perfect execution of his skill set, claiming six wickets across six matches.
Following his brilliant performances in the white-ball series, T Natarajan was retained by the team-management as a net bowler for the Test series. And, as luck would have it, a plethora of injuries to the first-choice pacers paved way for his Test debut in the series-decider in Brisbane, where he once again impressed by claiming crucial wickets of the centurion Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade.
As expected, T Natarajan was greeted with a hero’s welcome following his return to his native village Salem. Last week, in an interview with ANI, the left-arm pacer had thanked all his coaches and the people who have supported him during his journey. The 29-year-old vowed to lend support to Salem Cricket Association to ensure that more and more young boys and girls get inspired by his success.
”I will try to support the Salem cricket association as much as I can. It is because of people’s support that I am here. People know how I came here, if one does hard work he can achieve anything. I could not meet you all when I returned, I thank the media and all who supported me,” he had said.
Watch T Natarajan’s tweet here:
Feeling blessed ?? pic.twitter.com/1zKKDS8RZb
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) January 31, 2021