T Natarajan, AB de Villiers
T Natarajan cleaned up AB de Villiers [Photo-IPLT20]

T Natarajan and his penchant to nail pin-point yorkers have got to be the story of the Dream11 IPL. The Tamil Nadu fast bowler has been an absolute revelation for SunRisers Hyderabad courtesy of his deadly yorkers throughout the season.

And, the left-arm fast bowler was once again on the money in the ongoing Eliminator against the Royal Challengers Bangalore as he added yet another prized scalp to his already star-studded list of victims courtesy get another deadly yorker, this time to knock over the beast, AB de Villiers.

Jasprit Bumrah had enthralled us with his inswinging yorker that knocked over Shikhar Dhawan, T Natarajan did the same today as he flatted the middle-stump of the dangerous-looking AB de Villiers (56 off 43 balls) in the 18th over to ensure that RCB did not get the death over flourish that they so needed after a lackluster first 16-17 overs.

T Natarajan, AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers [Photo-IPLT20]
AB de Villiers was the lone warrior in RCB’s batting line-up as the Virat Kohli-led unit displayed yet another disappointing performance against a relentless SunRisers Hyderabad attack.

Jason Holder was once again the pick of the bowlers for SRH. The West Indian all-rounder pegged RCB back from the outset as he claimed the prized scalps of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal.

As far as T Natarajan is concerned, the southpaw has bowled as many as 37 yorkers this season which is the sum total of what the second and third best in Trent Boult (20) and Kartik Tyagi (17) has managed.

He has also claimed 12 wickets at the death. Natarajan eventually finished his spell which read 4-0-33-2.

Watch the dismissal here:

Yash Mittal

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