India left-arm seamer T Natarajan shaved his head on the Palani Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu and later shared a pic on social media. Natarajan, from Chinnapampatti village close to Salem in Tamil Nadu, rose to fame within the IPL 2020 the place his constant efficiency for Sunrisers Hyderabad catapulted him to the Indian group for the tour of Australia.
Natarajan had begun the tour as a internet bowler and went on to make his debut in all three codecs, and impressed in each given alternative. Natarajan returned dwelling to a rousing welcome. Natarajan had additionally missed the start of his daughter as he was away within the IPL after which flew straight to Australia.
Feeling blessed 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/1zKKDS8RZb
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) January 31, 2021
On returning dwelling to Chinnapampatti in Salem district of Tamil Nadu, Natarajan obtained a hero’s welcome. He addressed the press the place he spoke about his expertise in Australia, and stated he had tears in his eyes when Virat Kohli handed over the T20 trophy to him.
“When Kohli handed over the trophy to me after the T20 collection win, I had tears in my eyes,” he stated in Tamil.
“Having performed within the IPL and performed alongside many Indian and international gamers helped as that have was helpful. I might talk with them and be taught from them. First, it was powerful however as issues went on, I used to be capable of decide up many issues.
“I used to be eager to do my job. However I did not anticipate to get a chance within the ODIs, was not anticipating to make my debut in Australia,” Natarajan instructed reporters in Chinnappampatti in Salem district.
“Once I was instructed that I shall be taking part in there was stress. I wished to utilize the chance. Enjoying and taking a wicket was like a dream.”
Natarajan stated taking part in for India felt like a dream.
“I can’t specific my happiness in phrases about taking part in for India. It was like a dream. I obtained quite a lot of assist from the coaches, gamers. They supported and motivated me loads. I used to be capable of carry out properly due to their backing,” he stated.
“My first goal was to play for Tamil Nadu, step-by-step the whole lot occurred, it was like a dream. Onerous work is the important thing, it would take one locations. I thank Almighty for the whole lot.”
“Different gamers supported me within the dressing room. Their motivation and assist helped me.
“I used to be underneath stress to carry out, when the chance was provided. My solely thought was to take wickets. It was like a dream to take Australian wickets.”
Natarajan was additionally away from his household and missed the start of his first baby. After the IPL, he flew straight to Australia.
“Greater than the new child, my spouse and I had been proud that I might play for my nation,” he stated. “Onerous work won’t ever go to waste. It’s all the time rewarding.”