Salem (Tamil Nadu) 21 January: After winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, most of the Indian stars landed in the country on Thursday and every star is being welcomed with open arms. On reaching his native village Salem, Natarajan was greeted with s dhol and shehnai. The Indian pesar was surrounded by a large crowd and he again stepped on a chariot. Indian fast bowler, T Natarajan was no exception and welcomed a hero into his native village Salem.
Natarajan made his Test debut during the fourth match against Australia at the Gabba and also took three wickets in the first innings. As India won the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2–1 against Australia on Tuesday, Pacer T Natarajan said that it was always his dream to play Test cricket for the country.
My time with #timeindia has been the best time of my life. It was a dream for India to play Test cricket. We overcame many obstacles on this tour to win this series Is. Overwhelmed by his support. tweeted Natarajan.
Natarajan was selected as a net bowler for the Australia series, but the left-hander represented the country in all three formats of the game. In his very first Test, Natarajan also took three wickets, including batsmen like Maranus Labuschagne and Matthew Wade in the first innings.
The last time a visiting team triumphed at the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indies, led by Viv Richards, defeated Alan Border’s team by 9 wickets.
In the first Test against Australia, India were bowled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said that the visiting team would lose 4–0. But proving every critic wrong, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side scored famous victories in Melbourne and Brisbane. The side also recorded a famous draw in Sydney and at every step, this line-up overcame adversity.
Virender Sehwag has also hailed Thangarasu Natarajan’s return to India on received a grand welcome in Tamil Nadu after his bowling exploits in the Australia tour.