A clinical performance from the young T Natarajan in the first International series of his career put him under the scanner to be a part of the T20 World Cup 2021. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli hint’s at T Natarajan being a part of the 2021 T20 World Cup which will be held in India during October-November.
Dazzled with the ability of T Natarajan to deliver under pressure, Virat Kohli took no time to say he will be an asset for India in the upcoming T20 World Cup. The Tamil-Nadu seamer was initially not in the squads, he was selected as a net bowler for Australia tour. However, due to injury concerns, he got the place in both ODIs and T20Is.
The left-arm seamer picked 8 scalps in 4 games against Australia and is being compared with Jasprit Bumrah who had some similar stats in his first international series.
Natarajan debuted in the final ODI against Australia, he was exceptional from other bowlers who were leaking runs.
Virat Kohli in the Post game Video-Conference:
“Special mentions to Natarajan, he impressed everyone with his bowling in the absence of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah,” Virat Kohli in the post-match video conference.
“He will be an asset for Team India in the future. He looks very calm on the field and is believes in what he is doing.”
“I hope he keeps working hard on his bowling and left-arm seamer for any side in the world cricket is a gem. If he keeps bowling that way consistently, he will surely head to the next T20I World Cup.”
Virat Kohli and Co. looked a bit rusty at the start of the tour, they lost two ODIs back to back but bounced back strongly. India bagged the T20I series 2-1 while Australia got the ODI series with the same margin.
“We have played good cricket over the last 11-12 T20Is and hope to carry it forward. Our key players were resting but the boys performed nicely in the conditions. From that point of view, it was a good performance especially after losing two initial ODIs.”
India will be heading next to Adelaide for the much anticipated Border Gavaskar Trophy starting 17th December. Virat Kohli will be a part of the first test before returning home.
“I am in a good headspace now. It was a bit scratch to start with ODIs but eventually got the rhythm back. I worked on a few aspects of my game, not on the technical part.”
“I think I can switch between formats when I am in a good headspace. Feeling fresh to head to the tests.”
“Hopefully, we can start the four games series on a happy note. Starting fresh is very important especially when we have played six games in no time. But we have players who are enough experienced and can continue performing.”