Sehwag comes up with special tweet for T Natarajan
India’s fast bowler T Natarajan made his international ODI debut against Australia in the third ODI at Manuka Oval in Canberra. The left-arm pacer impressed everyone with his bowling variations and accounted for 2 dismissals to his name.
The fast bowler also made T20I debut against the same opposition at the same venue where he took 3 wickets to his name. In the second T20I, Natarajan took 2 wickets while he ended up taking just 1 wicket in the third and final T20I.
The Tamil Nadu pacer made his Test debut in the fourth and final Test match in Brisbane at The Gabba. He had a dream debut by taking 3 wickets to his name. In the process, he became the first Indian to make a debut in each of the three formats of the same tour.
Fans took to Twitter to heap praise on Natarajan for his good bowling spell at The Gabba. The fast bowler got the prized wicket of Marnus Labuschagne before getting rid of Matthew Wade and Josh Hazlewood.
Sehwag comes up with a special tweet:
The former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag who is busy posting tweets on the gentleman’s game has come up with a special tweet for the Test debutant Natarajan. “Natarajan’s story is a stuff dreams are made of. Feel delighted for the young man,” Sehwag wrote.
Natarajan's story is a stuff dreams are made of. Feel delighted for the young man. pic.twitter.com/OMr4KNaoPt
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) January 15, 2021
Apart from Natarajan, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur had a good day at the office. The duo took 3 wickets each. Australia were skittled out for 369 in the first innings. Marnus Labuschagne top-scored for the hosts with 108 while skipper Paine scored a 50.
Team India have gone past the 170-run mark at the expense of 5 wickets. Earlier, Rohit departed for 44. Experts, fans and former cricketers lashed out at the cricketer for throwing away his wicket.
“That’s an unbelievable and irresponsible shot from Rohit Sharma. You’ve just hit a boundary earlier, why would you play that? You’re a senior player, there’s no excuse for this. An unnecessary wicket gifted away, totally unnecessary,” Gavaskar slammed Rohit.
However, Rohit said he has no regret in playing the shot as he responded to the critics in a virtual presser after the end of Day 2. “Once I was in and I had played a few overs, I realised there was not much swing so I did little adjustment there, after that, it was an unfortunate dismissal, it is something I won’t regret. I like to put pressure on the bowler once I am in and that is my role in this team to keep putting pressure on the bowlers.
The run-scoring has been slightly difficult for both the teams so someone needs to put their hand up and think about how to put pressure on the bowlers,” Rohit said in a virtual presser at the end of Day 2’s play.
“In doing that, there is a chance of making mistakes but you should be ready to accept that. It was a plan so I actually have no regrets about playing that shot, it is something I like to, Nathan Lyon is a smart bowler, he bowled into me so I was not able to get the elevation,” he added.