Natarajan gets hero’s welcome: Natarajan reaches hometown; gets grand reception for heroics in Australia- India’s pace bowler T Natarajan on Tuesday said that he was “extremely surprised” after he received a hero’s welcome at his native village in Salem following India’s win in Australia last month.
Natarajan had made his Test debut during the fourth match against Australia at the Gabba and he even went on to take three wickets in the first innings. Upon reaching Salem, the left-handed pacer was welcomed with ‘dhols’ and shehnais on January 21. The Indian pacer was surrounded by a huge crowd and he then stepped onto a chariot.
Natarajan who is India’s latest pace bowling find said he was not only elated but was also surprised by the grand reception at his hometown, Chinnappampatti. He also thanked his fans for the love and support.
“The main reason for me playing all the formats has to go towards my practice and all my coaches, they would have known about my strength in the formats so they gave me a chance to play in all formats. I am a left-armer so that works as an advantage for me,” Natarajan had said.