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“Whenever I am…”: The Gabba-like India pacer offers a mantra for his 2023 return to the team

He recently spoke with the media and provided insight into his roller-coaster journey through cricket over the past few years.

In the illustrious “Gabba Test,” in which India defeated Australia 2-1. In the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21, T Natarajan made a sensational debut.

However, after playing his final match for Team India in March 2021, the bowler. Who was 31 years old, vanished from the world of international cricket.

The left-arm pacer, who has been out of the national team. Since suffering a knee injury during the well-known tour of Australia in 2020-21.

Has set his sights on the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season. Which could help him make a comeback to Team India.

Natarajan’s knee injury forced him to withdraw from IPL 2021 first. After that, he had surgery and went through rehabilitation, and he also missed the T20 World Cup in 2021.

However, he was the 12th-highest wicket-taker in the tournament and qualified for IPL 2022. He took 18 wickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad in eleven games.

He played five games in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022 and took five wickets with an economy of 7.82. His performance was subpar.

He recently spoke with the media and provided insight into his roller-coaster journey through cricket over the past few years.

During the most recent IPL, I had a minor meniscus tear near my previous knee injury. I prepared completely for and participated in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy while training at the NCA (National Cricket Academy).

Sadly, a problem arose once more just before the Vijay Hazare Trophy. So the coaching staff advised me to rest and prepare fully for the match.

I’m plagued by misfortune whenever I’m almost on the radar for a national call-up. Sportstar quoted Natarajan as saying, “Hopefully, god-willing, if again I do well in the IPL. Maybe I’ll get considered this year.”

“The Indian Premier League has been the main factor for me in getting into the Indian team. Therefore, if I perform as well in the IPL as I did last year and stay injury-free. Hopefully, I will be considered,” he added.

The India bowler, who is 31 years old, has taken 38 wickets in 35 IPL matches at an economy of 8.65. Sunrisers Hyderabad has signed Natarajan to stay with them for the IPL 2023 season.

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