Internet is all buzzing for only two names. And with no surprise at all, you all know who they are. It’s India’s new finisher, Hardik Pandya, and the 29-year-old gem, Thangarasu Natarajan, who not just made his debut recently but proved the Indian Team his worth.
Talking about T Natarajan, in his first two matches against Australia, Indian fans and the experts were hoping that captain Kohli has played a very risky card of selecting Natrajan as their death over bowler. But, little they know, T Natarajan not only bowled yorkers but he also bowled some spectacular balls which had a good swing, full-length, good-length, and various other variations.
What a day for Natarajan. What a story. If you are 29, don’t lose hope. Wish him well.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 2, 2020
Natarajan had an exceptional IPL year. And as far as we can notice now, this young lad from Tamil-Nadu is riding high of success. In the Indian Premier League, Natarajan took many important wickets. His talent and hard-work paved him to grab 16 wickets in 16 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. These numbers impressed the selectors who were then finalizing the Indian Team for the upcoming tour of Australia.
2016: Conceded 5 runs in super over v Abhinav Mukund & Washington Sundar in TNPL
2017: IPL debut for KXIP
2020: Impressive for SRH. Picked big wickets of MSD, Kohli, ABD, Russell in IPL. Makes ODI & T20 debut for India
Never stop dreamingpic.twitter.com/1lxBo4p62X
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 4, 2020
🧢 ODI debut in the last game
🧢 T20I debut today
Take a bow, T Natarajan 👏
Never give up! Dreams do come true 😀 pic.twitter.com/eWTZLA12eS
— ICC (@ICC) December 4, 2020
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 4, 2020
A Truly inspirational story!!🥺
— DHRUV GR8 (@DhruvGR8_2005) December 6, 2020
Now you all must be thinking, why have we mentioned Hardik Pandya in the Title. Well, that guy is definitely worth mentioning. You all know that hard work leads to better performance and the end result of that is something we all wish to be appreciated. Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has proved this with his gesture.
After an exceptional season of IPL, Pandya was deservedly awarded Man of the Series in the T20I series against Australia which India won 2-1. Hardik Pandya produced a brilliant match-winning 42 off 22 during the second T20I where the Indians were given a target of 195. Hardik with a calm face and senses played only the right deliveries and managed to hit two amazing sixes in the last over.
After the conclusion of the series, Hardik Pandya was honored with the trophy for his brilliant knock that resulted in India’s favor to win the T20 series.
🏏 78 runs
💥 156 strike-rate
👏 Match-winning 42* in the second game
— ICC (@ICC) December 8, 2020
However, to everyone’s surprise, Hardik Pandya decided to hand-over the trophy to the debut bowler T Natarajan. This heart-warming gesture by Hardik Pandya has left the netizens in awe. The left-arm seamer also emerged as the leading wicket-taker on India’s bowling chart, picking up crucial wickets.
Hardik tweeted, “Natarajan, you were outstanding this series. To perform brilliantly in difficult conditions on your India debut speaks volumes of your talent and hard work You deserve Man of the Series from my side Bhai! Congratulations to #TeamIndia on the win.”
Natarajan, you were outstanding this series. To perform brilliantly in difficult conditions on your India debut speaks volumes of your talent and hardwork 👏 You deserve Man of the Series from my side bhai! Congratulations to #TeamIndia on the win 🇮🇳🏆 pic.twitter.com/gguk4WIlQD
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 8, 2020