Originally named as a net bowler to tour Australia after his impressive performance in the Indian Premier League, pacer T Natarajan ended up making history by making his debut in all three formats. His senior colleague from Tamil Nadu Ashwin Ravichandra summed it up when he said “net-arajan” finished as Natarajan playing Test cricket for India.
The 29-year-old pacer became the only India player to earn his caps in all the three formats in the same tour but said didn’t expect to get the opportunity and was under pressure in his first match in India colours.
He made his international debut in the third ODI in Canberra on December 2 and said representing the country was a dream come true.
“I was keen to do my job. I didn’t expect to get an opportunity in the ODIs. When I was told that I will be playing there was pressure. I wanted to make use of the opportunity. Playing and taking a wicket was like a dream,” Natarajan told reporters in Chinnappampatti in Salem…