Being Left Arm Pacer Works As Advantage: T Natarajan

Being Left Arm Pacer Works As Advantage: T Natarajan

T Natarajan. Image Credit: BCCI.

T Natarajan, Indian newest pace sensation said that being a left-arm pacer works as an advantage for him as currently there are not many bowlers with that angle playing for the senior side.

T Natarajan was initially chosen as a net bowler for the Australia series, but the left-arm pacer went on to represent the country in all three formats of the game. He was leading wicket-taker with 6 wickets in 3 T20Is and picked 3/78 in Australia’s 1st innings of 4th Test.

T Natarajan
T Natarajan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

T Natarajan: Being Left Armer Works As An Advantage

In his debut Test at Gabba, he went on to take three wickets, including the likes of Marnus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade in the first innings.

“The main reason for me playing all the formats has to go towards my practice and all my coaches, they would have known about my strength in the formats so they gave me a chance to play in all formats. I am a left-armer so that works as an advantage for me,” said Natarajan while addressing a press conference on Sunday.

Marnus Labuschagne.
Marnus Labuschagne. Credits: ICC

“I always believe in my strength. I will try to support the Salem cricket association as much as I can. It is because of people’s support that I am here. People know how I came here, if one does hard work he can achieve anything. I could not meet you all when I returned, I thank the media and all who supported me,” he added.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has always been a keen supporter of left-arm bowlers, and he has voiced his opinion about how useful the different angles can be across various formats.

T Natarajan Was Bit Intimidated By Mitchell Starc’s Pace And Credits Tamil Nadu’s Ravichandran Ashwin For Being A Guide In Indian Team

During his debut Test at Brisbane, while batting T Natarajan was seen a bit intimidated by Australian pacer Mitchell Starc’s pace.

Talking about his batting, Natarajan said: “After a long time I batted and as I said in the BCCI interview I could not even see the first ball which I faced. I faced such a fastball and it was such a good experience.”

T Natarajan also revealed how spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was by his side throughout and how he advised him to play better during the Australian tour.

“We have already played jointly in many games for Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Premier League, etc. He is very friendly and always calls me Nattu,” said Natarajan.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. Image Credit: Getty Images.

After winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, most of the Indian stars landed in the country and visited their families after months on Thursday. T Natarajan received a hero’s welcome at his native village in Salem. Upon reaching his native village Salem, he was welcomed with ‘dhols’ and shehnais.

The Indian pacer was surrounded by a huge crowd and he then stepped onto a chariot. People did not stop there and he was escorted by a huge crowd and the Indian pacer basked in the much-deserved glory. On Tuesday, India had won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series by a margin of 2-1. For the first time in 32 years, Australia was defeated at the Gabba, Brisbane.