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T20 World Cup 2024: T Natarajan Opens Up on His Non-Selection For The Mega Event

T20 World Cup 2024: T Natarajan Opens Up on His Non-Selection For The Mega Event

T Natarajan, the cricketer from Tamil Nadu, recently shared his thoughts in an interview with ESPNcricinfo regarding his exclusion from the T20 World Cup 2024 squad, despite his impressive performance for the Sunrisers in the IPL 2024. Despite his team’s narrow victory over the Rajasthan Royals, Natarajan’s hopes for the World Cup selection appeared dim as he sat down for the exclusive interview.

During the conversation, Natarajan reflected on his expectations of being chosen by the selection committee for the prestigious tournament set to take place in the USA and West Indies. The discussion also touched upon his remarkable bowling skills, particularly his effectiveness during the crucial death overs of a match.  Many cricketers have felt disheartened and demotivated by such exclusion.

Natarajan displayed a remarkable sense of resilience and gratitude. He expressed his thankfulness for even being considered for the 15-man squad after a hiatus of three years from international selection. Despite not making the final cut, Natarajan found solace in being part of the selection conversation, acknowledging the significance of such recognition. For Natarajan, being in contention for the World Cup spot was a matter of immense pride and honor.

Acknowledging the Uncontrollable: Natarajan’s Grateful Perspective

He recognized that the final decision was beyond his control but emphasized the importance of being acknowledged for his potential contribution to the national team. His humility and positive attitude shone through as he embraced the outcome with grace and optimism. “Firstly, I was happy to even be part of the selection conversation. I have to thank God for that.”

“After three years, they [selectors] are considering me and there was chatter around my potential selection. Whether I’m selected or not, it’s not in my control. To be even part of the discussion is an achievement for me.” – Natarajan told ESPNcricinfo. Natarajan, who has secured 15 wickets in the IPL 2024 season, expressed his contentment with not being selected for the T20 World Cup. He emphasized his intention to progress in his career gradually prioritizing the execution of his strong deliveries.

Supporting the Sunrisers Hyderabad in winning matches. He stated his acceptance of the World Cup snub, affirming his belief that everything unfolds for the best. “If you want to climb to the top of a building, you have to take one step at a time. My focus is to execute well and help SRH win games. Not being selected for the World Cup hasn’t disturbed me. I always believe that whatever is meant to happen will happen.” – Natarajan concluded.

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