The last couple of weeks have been life-changing for the young fast bowler from Tamil Nadu T Natarajan. From impressing in the IPL playing to earning his maiden international call, things have been surreal for the left-arm pacer.
Meanwhile, initially, Natarajan was not picked for the Australia tour. However, an untimely injury for mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy opened the doors for the fast bowler from Tamil Nadu, who has taken rapid strides in the last couple of years.
T Natarajan starts bowling in the nets
His ability to bowl yorkers at will stood out this season as he bowled as many as 71 of them, more than double anyone else. His yorker to dismiss AB de Villiers in the Eliminator was one of the best deliveries of the tournament. T Natarajan finished IPL 2020 with 16 wickets in 16 games.
The youngster will hope to replicate his efforts in the India colours. In order to realise his dreams, T Natarajan took one more step as he started training in the India nets. He was seen giving his all while bowling in the nets. BCCI posted a clip of the pacer bowling in the nets with a heart-touching caption.
“We have seen him bowl with a lot of success in the @IPL and here is @Natarajan_91 bowling in the #TeamIndia nets for the first time after his maiden India call-up! A dream come true moment,” BCCI wrote while sharing the video.
We have seen him bowl with a lot of success in the @IPL and here is @Natarajan_91 bowling in the #TeamIndia nets for the first time after his maiden India call-up! A dream come true moment. 👏 pic.twitter.com/WqrPI0Ab7I
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 15, 2020
Meanwhile, Team India will play three ODIs starting from November 27 which will be followed by the same number of T20Is. Following the conclusion of the limited-overs series, India and Australia will lock horns in the four-match Test series in the Border-Gavaskar series as a part of the ICC World Test Championship.