Hardik Pandya gained the Man of the Series award for the three-match T20 International contest in opposition to Australia. In a candy gesture, the all-rounder devoted it to T Natarajan, who impressed on his maiden T20I outing for India. In a high-scoring collection dominated by batsmen, Natarajan taking part in his first T20I collection for India completed as the very best wicket-taker with six scalps. The left-arm seamer was economical as effectively and gave India key breakthroughs once they wanted them essentially the most. Natarajan bowled at an financial system of simply 6.91 and registered his greatest figures of three/30 within the second T20I.
“Natarajan, you were outstanding this series. To perform brilliantly in difficult conditions on your India debut speaks volumes of your talent and hardwork,” Hardik wrote in a tweet after the third T20I, which Australia gained by 12 runs. “You deserve Man of the Series from my side bhai!”
“Congratulations to #TeamIndia on the win,” he concluded.
Natarajan, you had been excellent this collection. To carry out brilliantly in troublesome situations in your India debut speaks volumes of your expertise and hardwork You deserve Man of the Series from my aspect bhai! Congratulations to #StaffIndia on the win pic.twitter.com/gguk4WIlQD
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) December 8, 2020
“Thank you brother,” Natarajan wrote in response to Hardik’s tweet.
Thank you brother https://t.co/rljZUvMKGY
— Natarajan (@Natarajan_91) December 8, 2020
Hardik’s Mumbai Indians teammate Suryakumar Yadav additionally replied to his tweet, with applause emojis.
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) December 8, 2020
“I want people to believe in themselves and to achieve anything even if odds are against them. It’s just my way of appreciating his hard work over the years,” Hardik Pandya instructed information company ANI about why he handed the award to Natarajan.
“For me, Natarajan deserves the Man of the Series award. To perform so brilliantly on his debut speaks volumes of his belief and the talent he possesses,” he added.
Natarajan was given a call-up to the Indian T20 aspect after a powerful outing within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. He took 16 wickets in as many video games to assist SunRisers Hyderabad attain Qualifier 2 within the cash-rich league, earlier than being knocked out by runners-up Delhi Capitals.
His efforts with the ball and Hardik’s with the bat performed a giant position as India beat Australia 2-1 within the collection after Australia beat the guests within the ODI collection.
The two groups will now face off in a four-match Test collection.
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