AUS vs IND, 4th Test: T Natarajan Becomes First Indian To Make International Debut In Three Formats On Same Tour


2021-01-15 09:38:14

Australia vs India, 4th Test: T Natarajan Becomes First Indian To Make International Debut In Three Formats On Same Tour

India vs Australia: T Natarajan made his Test debut in the fourth Test at The Gabba in Brisbane.© AFP




Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan, who came to Australia as a net bowler, on Friday became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut across all three formats during the same tour. The 29-year-old Tamil Nadu player was one of the rookies named in the playing eleven of the injury-ravaged Indian team against Australia in the fourth and final Test which started in Brisbane on Friday. He made his international debut in the third ODI against Australia on December 2 in Canberra, which India won by 13 runs. Natarajan made an immediate impact by taking two wickets for 70 runs from his 10 overs.

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Natarajan then played his part in India’s 2-1 series win in the subsequent three-match T20 International rubber by taking six wickets during the series.

“Welcome to Test cricket … Thangarasu Natarajan becomes the first Indian player to make his International debut across all three formats during the same tour,” the ICC tweeted.

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The Tamil Nadu player, whose mother worked as a daily wager, picked up two wickets in the 20 overs he bowled on the day, conceding 63 runs.

“The stuff dreams are made of. A perfect treble for @Natarajan_91 as he is presented with #TeamIndia’s Test No. 300. It can’t get any better! Natu is now an all-format player,” tweeted the BCCI.

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