SunRisers Hyderabad seamer T Natarajan had an unfortunate end to his IPL 2021 as he got ruled out of the entire season due to a knee injury. T Natarajan had a breakout edition last year and hoped to compound his success this year by further delivering impacting performances. The 29-year old felt sad to miss the leg and wished the Orange Army good luck from his side.
T Natarajan played an integral role in SunRisers Hyderabad reaching the playoffs. He became one of the finest exponents of the yorker delivery and spearheaded the bowling attack well in Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence. He took 16 wickets in as many matches at 31.50. Nevertheless, the left-arm seamer slightly looked off-colour in IPL 2021, managing two scalps in as many games at 34.50.
T Natarajan remarked he feels sad to miss the remaining matches in IPL 2021 as he had high expectations from himself, having played well last year and making his India debut. Having required to undergo knee surgery, the Salem-born cricketer thanked the SRH family, players and support staff for motivating him. Natarajan concluded by wishing the SunRisers best of luck for the rest of the fixtures and wishes for them to win every game moving forward.
“I’m sad to miss the remaining games this season. Since I played well last season and went on to play for India, my expectations were high. Unfortunately, I have to undergo knee surgery and will miss my season. Thank you SRH family, support staff and players. They supported and motivated me a lot. I’m going to miss the SRH family this season. I have no words to say right now. I wish SunRisers go out and win every game. Best wishes,” Natarajan said in a video posted by SRH’s official Twitter handle.
David Warner’s statement on T Natarajan after SunRisers’ latest game:
SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner revealed after their only win so far in IPL 2021 against Punjab Kings that T Natarajan has got a sore knee and has to sit out for seven days if he travels out of the bubble to undergo a scan. Warner highlighted that the medical professionals are doing their best to monitor him now; however, he felt that the seamer has to get a scan at some point.
“He has obviously got a sore knee. Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and gets a scan, he obviously has to sit out for seven days. He has to get back in quarantine. We are just monitoring him at the moment. The physios are doing their best to analyse from a face point of view but he obviously has to go out and get a scan at some point,” Warner remarked.