Natarajan shared the photo on his Twitter handle and he captioned the post as: “A proud moment to wear the white jersey. Ready for the next set of challenges.”
A proud moment to wear the white jersey 🇮🇳 Ready for the next set of challenges 👍🏽#TeamIndia @BCCI https://t.co/TInWJ9rYpU
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) 1609819034000
Natarajan was added to the Test squad for the remaining two Test matches against Australia on January 1. The left-arm pacer had replaced Umesh Yadav, who sustained a strain in his left calf muscle on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named T Natarajan as Yadav’s replacement. Ahead of the Boxing Day Test, Shardul Thakur was added to the Test squad as Mohd. Shami’s replacement after the senior fast bowler suffered a hairline fracture in his right forearm. Both Shami and Umesh Yadav will head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of their injuries,” the BCCI said in an official statement.
@Natarajan_91 has been grabbing his chances very well on this tour. 😁🙌 #TeamIndia #AUSvIND https://t.co/sThqgZZq1k
— BCCI (@BCCI) 1609655956000
On Tuesday, the BCCI confirmed that batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the remaining two Tests against Australia. The decision was taken after Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the team’s practice session on Saturday.
Proud to be part of this dressing room filled with champions 🇮🇳🇮🇳#teamindia #downunder https://t.co/6t1GRbn576
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) 1609233803000
Rahul will now return to India and he will head to the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.
The four-match series between India and Australia currently stands levelled at 1-1 and the third Test is slated to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground from January 7.
Both the Indian and Australian lineups moved to Sydney on January 4. On January 2 and 3, the teams had trained in Melbourne only.