India’s new find in the ongoing Australian tour, T Natarajan has now opened up on his tour after team India lost the final T20I of the series against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday. However, the India National Cricket Team surely bounced back in the T20I series as they had already won the series, winning the first two games of the three-match series.
Natarajan was one such player who represented India in all the three T20Is after having grabbed his maiden ODI cap in the final ODI of the three-match series. T Natarajan rose to limelight in IPL 2020 playing for SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and ever since then, his stars have turned bright.
T Natarajan Opens Up On His Composed On Field Behaviour
After the T20I series came to a close, T Natarajan has finally opened up on his entire Australian tour that proved to be one of the most memorable fairytales in the history of Indian cricket.
“A lot of people have asked me this question. I have been like this since my childhood. I don’t know how to celebrate aggressively, I am not used to it. After I pick up a wicket, I just smile. Nothing more to it,” he said.
Natarajan has expressed his delight after having received such accreditation for his performance in tough situations against Australia. A lot of former players have vouched for his permanent selection in the Indian limited-overs side and the freshly-risen star is ecstatic about his performance.
“I am very happy. This is my first trip to Australia. Delighted that I performed well against a good side. I can’t express my feelings in words, I am extremely happy with my performance,” Natarajan further said.
I Didn’t Expect A Lot From The Series: T Natarajan
T Natarajan was initially travelling with the Indian squad as a net bowler and he wasn’t a first-choice bowler in the Indian national side when the team was first announced. However, after a massive turn of events, he was added to the squad and he grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
“I didn’t expect a lot from this series. I initially came in as a net bowler. After an injury (to Varun Chakravarthy), I got an opportunity and I wanted to utilise it well. I was in good form in the IPL, that came in handy. Also, everyone motivated me very well here. They gave me a lot of support and that gave me the confidence to do well,” Natarajan further stated.
“I trusted my strengths. I believed I could do well with my cutters and yorkers. I also asked about the nature of the wicket during my discussions with the captain and the wicketkeeper. Accordingly, I adjusted and bowled. I was fully confident about my death bowling with those yorkers and cutters. I just wanted to execute whatever worked for me in the IPL. I was very particular about executing my skills clearly,” T Natarajan added.
Natarajan has clearly made a mark for himself especially in India’s white-ball squad as he has evolved massively as a bowler in India’s tour of Australia. It is due to his brilliant adaptability that he has taken his game to the next level and got so much praise from fellow and ex-cricketers. Hardik Pandya handed his Man of the Series award to T Natarajan after his brilliant performances against the Kangaroos in the T20I series.