T Natarajan disappointed to miss Chennai Tests against England
T Natarajan had a pretty decent outing for Team India against Australia. The fast bowler who made his ODI debut against the Aussies in the third ODI took 2 wickets to his name.
After making an ODI debut, he made a T20I debut where he took 3 wickets in the first Test. He continued his good bowling performance in the second T20I where he bagged 2 wickets. However, in the final game, he settled for just 1 wicket.
The pacer made his Test debut at The Gabba and as a result, he became the first Indian cricketer to make a debut in all three formats of the same tour. The left-arm pacer stunned the cricket fraternity by taking three wickets on his Test debut.
Despite performing really well in Australia, he was dropped for the upcoming two Tests against England. The first two Tests will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The pacer expressed his disappointment to miss the next two Tests against England.
“Definitely [missing being part of the squad], especially after being with the team for the last few months. But I do understand that it’s important to take a break. Given that I did not spend time with the family in the last six months, I am fine with it.
But undoubtedly, I will feel bad that I’m not able to be with the national team when they are playing in Chennai,” said the fast bowler while speaking to the Times of India.
I am looking to play across formats in the future: T Natarajan
The Indian cricket fraternity knows Natarajan’s bowling potential and everyone wants him to play in all formats. Even the pacer expressed his interest to play across formats in the future.
“I am looking to play in all formats and will maintain my workload accordingly. I am keen to work on my strength and endurance levels in the coming months. This is the first time I’ve played for six long months at a stretch in my life. Because I trained continuously during those months of lockdown, I was able to take care of the workload in IPL and in Australia,” he added.