Australia vs India, 4th Test: T Natarajan Becomes First Indian To Make International Debut In Three Formats On Same Tour
India vs Australia, 4th Test: T Natarajan made his Test debut in the Brisbane Test after having made his ODI and T20I debuts earlier on the tour.
- T Natarajan became first Indian to debut in all three formats on one tour
- Natarajan made his ODI, T20I and Test debuts on India's Australia tour
- He made his Test debut on Friday in the fourth Test in Brisbane
Pacer Thangarasu Natarajan, who came to Australia as a net bowler, on Friday became the first Indian cricketer to make his international debut across all three formats during the same tour. The 29-year-old Tamil Nadu player was one of the rookies named in the playing eleven of the injury-ravaged Indian team against Australia in the fourth and final Test which started in Brisbane on Friday. He made his international debut in the third ODI against Australia on December 2 in Canberra, which India won by 13 runs. Natarajan made an immediate impact by taking two wickets for 70 runs from his 10 overs.
Welcome to Test cricket, @Natarajan_91— ICC (@ICC) January 14, 2021
Thangarasu Natarajan becomes the first Indian player to make his International debut across all three formats during the same tour #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/CKltP2uT5w
Natarajan then played his part in India's 2-1 series win in the subsequent three-match T20 International rubber by taking six wickets during the series.
"Welcome to Test cricket ... Thangarasu Natarajan becomes the first Indian player to make his International debut across all three formats during the same tour," the ICC tweeted.
The Tamil Nadu player, whose mother worked as a daily wager, picked up two wickets in the 20 overs he bowled on the day, conceding 63 runs.
"The stuff dreams are made of. A perfect treble for @Natarajan_91 as he is presented with #TeamIndia's Test No. 300. It can't get any better! Natu is now an all-format player," tweeted the BCCI.