India left-arm pacer, T Natarajan has shaved his head at the Palani Murugan temple in Tamil Nadu after his brilliant performances in Australia. The 29-year-old recently took to his official Twitter handle and shared a picture of himself standing in front of the temple as a mark of respect to the almighty.
Captioning the post, Natarajan wrote, “Feeling blessed.”
The pacer, who was picked as a net bowler during the tour Down Under, went on to become the first Indian player to make his international debut across all three formats during the same tour.
Natarajan burst onto the scene with his impressive death-overs bowling and deadly yorkers during the 13th edition of Indian Premier League, where he represented David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad. He finished the tournament with 16 wickets in 16 games at an economy rate of 8.02.
In his ODI debut at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, Natarajan emerged with the figures of 2/70. Continuing his good form, the pacer from Salem then picked up 6 wickets in the three-match T20I series before providing 3 key breakthroughs to the visitors in the fourth Test at the Gabba.
When Natarajan returned home after Rahane & Co. retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Tim Paine-led side, he received a grand welcome.
Speaking about his experience in Australia, Natarajan said, “When Kohli handed over the trophy to me after the T20 series win, I had tears in my eyes.”