Young pacer T Natarajan received the retro Team India jersey on Wednesday for upcoming limited-overs series against Australia. The left-arm seamer shared his photo from the hotel room in Sydney wearing the retro jersey. Also Read - India Cricketer T Natarajan Gets a Grand Reception Upon Arrival, Taken on Chariot | WATCH VIDEO
Virat Kohli and Co. will wear Team India’s 1992 World Cup replica jersey against Australia. Recently the BCCI has signed a three-year contract with MPL Sports from November 2020 to December 2023. Also Read - India Cricketers Arrive Home After Beating Australia 2-1 in Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Natarajan looked delighted after wearing the special jersey and wrote: “That special feel of wearing this special jersey #TeamIndia #TrustInDreams.” Also Read - Never Ever, Ever Underestimate The Indians: Justin Langer After Series Defeat
The 29-year-old got his maiden senior team call-up for Australia series after an exceptional show in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. He was not chosen at first for the series but was later picked as a replacement for Varun Chakravarthy.
Recently, the BCCI also shared a video of Natarajan’s first-ever bowling session in Team India nets, where the pacer was seen troubling batsmen with his tight line and length.
“We have seen him bowl with a lot of success in the @IPL and here is @Natarajan_91 bowling in the #TeamIndia nets for the first time after his maiden India call-up! A dream come true moment,” BCCI captioned the video.
Natarajan picked 16 wickets in IPL 2020 for Sunrisers Hyderabad and was the go through bowler for skipper David Warner in crucial situations. Natrajan grabbed the limelight for bowling accurate yorkers in pressure situations. In Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s absence, he took up responsibility on his shoulder created havoc with the ball.
The left-arm seamer bowled the Royal Challengers Bangalore premium batsman AB de Villiers with a toe-crushing yorker which changed things for him.
The full-fledged two-month-long tour of Australia commences from November 27 with three-match ODI series, which will be followed by three T20Is and four-match Tests series.