India’s new bowling sensation, T Natarajan turned out to be the leader of the pace attack in the just-concluded three-match T20I series, where he emerged out as one of the most successful bowlers for the men in blue. He impressed one and all with his brilliant performances, including the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli.
In the just-concluded three-match T20I series, T Natarajan picked up crucial wickets and kept the run-flow in check as he emerged out as the lead wicket-taker on the bowling chart. He gave away only 83 runs in the 12 overs he delivered for six wickets.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli is very impressed with the sensational Indian bowler T Natarajan. Virat heaped praises on Natarajan as he opined that he can turn out to be a great asset for team India in the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Virat heaped praises on Natarajan for his composure and the manner in which he stepped up for the team, especially in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Praising him, Virat said:
“Natarajan special mention for him as in absence of Bumrah and Shami. He is been the guy who has stood up and really delivered under pressure. And it’s an outstanding fact that he playing his first game at the international level,”
“He looks very composed and is a very hard-working guy and very humble too. I wish him all the best and a left-arm bowler is always an asset on the field and if he can be consistent it will be a great thing for us heading into the World Cup next year,”
Further, Virat also went on to praise the way youngsters in the squad stood up to the occasion and gave spirited performances after suffering consecutive defeats in the first two ODIs. While lauding the character of the squad, Virat said:
“The fact that this was the squad who haven’t had so much exposure at the international level from that point of view it was a very nice performance especially after losing first two ODIs we came back nicely in the third and showed belief,”
“And we carried that momentum in the first T20Is fighting back till the last minute. Even today’s game was also a close encounter. I think the stand out is the guys are not giving up. Someone is putting up their hand every time and making an impact for the team.”
Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team will now be seen locking horns with the Australian cricket team in the four-match Test series, which will kickstart from December 17.