David Warner Heaped Praises On T Natarajan’s Heroics Against Australia: India’s sensational bowler T Natarajan’s emergence and his story have inspired millions of people. Though there were many youngsters who made their debut in the just concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but the story of Natarajan stands out.
It was T Natarajan’s brilliant performance for his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad that earned him his maiden call-up for the Indian national side. His yorkers and death-overs bowling in IPL 2020, impressed one and all. David Warner, the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad supported Natarajan by treating him as one of SRH’s main weapons.
After watching Natarajan’s performances on the Australia tour, David Warner was thrilled to see his SRT teammate excel. Recently, in an interview with Sports Today, Warner heaped praises on Natarajan and also called him an ‘absolute legend’. He also said that he was fortunate to lead the youngster in IPL. He said:
“First thing I’d like to say is Vazhthukal Nattu, you’re an absolute legend. I’ve got so much time for you, you’re a great person on and off the field and I love having you in our team. Cheers!”
“I was fortunate enough to captain Nattu. He’s an amazing guy, humble and a true gentleman. What a talent he is, we’ve just seen a guy who played unbelievably well in the IPL 2020, going on tour with the Indian team as a net bowler while sacrificing being there for the birth of his first child and then making his debut in all forms… what a magnificent achievement.”
Further, Warner said that he is looking forward to watching him play in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. He heaped praises on Natarajan’s bowling skills and said that he is excited to see what he will bring to the table this year. He said:
“I couldn’t be any happier and pleased for him. I’m very pleased and excited to see what he has to offer in this year’s IPL as well. He knows what he has to do, he knows how to bowl in certain situations.”
“The way we used him – outside the powerplay, maybe an over in the powerplay and bowling alongside Rashid Khan in partnership worked very well. I think he bowled 80 yorkers in the tournament which is an exceptional display of death bowling whenever he did come on. I’m extremely excited to see what he brings to the table this year,”
Warner also talked about the grand welcome Natarajan received in his home town after returning from a very successful Australia tour. He said:
“We saw first-hand yesterday the response that his home town gave him, it was extremely humbling to see. You had a guy there getting a thorough warm welcome for him and for what he’s achieved,”