Thangarasu Natarajan left-arm pace bowler is the new sensation for Team India and Cricket. He is like our Thala Dhoni , where he was celebrated for his success in his early stage not only his success the sound of his performance made social Media to push him in the 3rd ODI which changed his entire Cricket life . Everywhere we go , every social media post we can see the name is Natarajan even in Australia Media named him as Yorker King which is not a usual debutant will do within in a short span of time.why he is celebrated too early , whether he is that much special, there are a lot of players from Tamil Nadu, why Nattu? the same question was raised before 16 years boy from Ranchi created his sound to world Cricket the name is MS Dhoni, Before MS Dhoni’s Debut no one knows about the place Ranchi in Jharkhand and now everyone in the world knows the identity of Ranchi likewise he made his own town special to world from Chinnappampatti in Salem District a young man with lot of Dreams in his shoulder achieved this height in a short span of time and made a interview speech in National Channel (Sony) with our own Native Language (Tamil). Time changes, All of us waiting for his four over spell, previously most of the people from Chennai/Tamil Nadu waited for MS Dhoni Last ball Sixes and finishes, Now it changed to Natarajan Yorkers . This man gives hope to all the people who are pursuing his Dream at a young age. That’s why people are celebrating his success like they achieved something big for them , he was like our boy next door . There are a lot of expectations from him in Next T20 World Cup.
He is not the one who got a chance just by luck (replacement for Navdeep saini ) promoted from Net Bowler to Indian Team Bowler. He had his struggle in an early stage which no one could imagine, He had some bowling suspicion injuries in his early stage of Cricket Ball career, It’s not an easy thing to bowl using Cricket ball from Tennis Ball. Let’s look at the short story of our Natrarajan .
Journey of Natarajan
TNPL is the tournament which showed light on Natarajan’s Career in the year 2016,the big moment for him arrived in this TNPL Inaugural edition which was played in T20 format.He represented Dindigul Dragons in the Inaugural edition of the tournament and registered 10 wickets in 7 Matches.He had his very own style of bowling deceptive off -cutters and natural yorker length which is very rare in world Cricket.
He executed his strength in one Super -over in TNPL against Tuti Patriots where Natarajan Bowler 6 perfect yorkers in a row which turns to be one of the life changing moment for him in his Cricket life.
He made his First -Class Debut in the year 2015 and represented Tamil Nadu in Ranji Trophy , which was one of the biggest dreams for him in early stages of life and in his debut match he picked 3 wickets against Bengal.In the Next Year , he took 27 wickets in 9 Matches, usually Tamil Nadu is not the state which produce fast bowlers in the past because of the slow pitches in our state mostly spinner achieve while comparing with Fast Bowlers, here Natarajan was exceptional and rewrite the history with his performance.
Then, IPL opened the door for T Natarajan , he bagged for a huge amount of 3 crores and picked by the Kings XI punjab at that time the captain for Punjab was Murali Vijay his impactful performance in syed Mushtaq Ali trophy and TNPL got a big stage IPL for him .But road for successful life will always have ups and downs, people who are celebrating his success now won’t know him in 2017 which is very natural since he didn’t make this impact in 2017 for Punjab he picked only 2 wickets in his 6 matches and some people criticized him as overrated bowler.
Then , he got picked by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the year 2018 for the base price 40Lakhs. He didn’t play a single game for two years(2018 & 2019) Sunrisers management believed him and backed him for two season and kept faith in him, Sunrisers Coach Muralidharan made his life easier in the dug-out he had his comfort zone with star bowlers like Bhuvu for the two full season he shaped himself in the squad and executed all his strength and learning in the year 2020 which made him to bowl most number of yorkers in IPL(76) and the yorker delivery against AB De villiers in Qualifier -2 knocked the Indian Team door.
This year 2020 was very cruel for most of the people due to this pandemic situation , But for Thangarasu Natarajan it is the life changing year for him , our people struggled with a lot of sadness in this year with the term lockdown , quarantine and so on .But this Man Brings us the smile in the end of the year with his performance by lifting the trophies in his two hands.He is not a one night wonder , he opened the gates for many youngsters who has been struggling in the village with dream to do wonders . Finally, he is an Inspiration it’s not a easy route to travel from Chinapambatty to Sydney.
Thank you Thangarasu Natarajan ,Achieve Greater heights , Keep inspiring us.