On Twitter, the speedster wrote, “The last few months have been surreal. My maiden outing with #TeamIndia and we won the T20I series. A dream come true moment made special by the champion bunch. I thank my teammates for their constant support and encouragement. Thank you everyone for your love & support.”
The last few months have been surreal. My maiden outing with #TeamIndia and we won the T20I series. A dream come tr… https://t.co/U3TlLnRlR5
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) 1607480962000
Pacer Jasprit Bumrah was rested for the T20I series and Mohammad Shami too did not play the last two games. Natarajan did not disappoint his skipper and led the charge in the T20I series.
Natarajan made his debut in the shortest format of the game in the opening T20I against Australia, two days after playing his first match in international cricket on December 2.
Thank you brother https://t.co/rljZUvMKGY
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) 1607433339000
The seamer from Tamil Nadu gained popularity in the latest edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) where he was labelled as the ‘yorker machine’. Natarajan played for Kings XI Punjab and bagged 16 wickets in as many games in the 13th edition of the cash-rich league.
His performance in the IPL handed him an India call-up. He was first included in the shortest format squad and later on added as a back-up in the ODI side by the BCCI. The decision was taken as pacer Navdeep Saini complained of a back spasm.