All About T Natarajan And His Cricket Career

T. Natarajan is touted as India’s Mustafizur Rahman. He made his way to the eyes of the fans through his ability to bowl cutters and Yorkers at will. T Natarajan had a normal life as a kid and grew up playing tennis ball cricket and later advanced to being a Yorker specialist. He comes from Salem, where one of the village well-wishers spotted his talent. He pointed Natarajan towards playing Cricket at a professional level, and that’s where he started playing competitive Cricket at the local level. Later, he travelled to Chennai, joining a local cricket club to sharpen his skills.

Natarajan was first noticed during the fourth Tami Nadu Cricket Association division when he played for the BSNL team. He, later on, played for the Vijay Cricket Club in the 1st division cricket, and within no time, he moved to Jolly Rovers, where he rose to play first-class Cricket.

In January 2015, he made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu, and he showed a fantastic performance. He was impressed with his amazing line and length when he bagged three wickets. T. Natarajan’s breakthrough came when he proved his skills in Tamil Nadu by playing for the Dindigul Dragons in 2016. At the league, he bowled some exemplary Yorkers and cutters, and in 2017, he became a famous million-dollar player.

Personal Information About T Natarajan

Full NamesThangarasu Natarajan
Date of Birth4 April 1991
Age30 years
Place of BirthSalem, Tamil Nadu, India
HometownSalem, India
NationalityIndian
NicknameMustafizur Rahman
Zodiac SignGemini
ReligionHindu
CasteKhatri
ProfessionCricketer
CoachLakshmipathy Balaji
Height1.75 meters
Weight66 kgs, 146 lbs
Batting MethodLeft-hand bat
Bowling MethodLeft-arm medium
Playing PartBowler

Family Background Of T Natarajan

The name of Natarajan’s father is not mentioned. We do not know about the father of Natarajan; we may attempt to collect, validate and add the father’s information as soon as possible. The name of the mother of Natarajan is not mentioned, and so far, we have no details on Natarajan’s mother; we shall make efforts to collect, validate and update the details of Natarajan’s mother as soon as possible.

The little known about Natarajan’s family is that his father has not been financially well as he works at a railway station as a porter while the mother runs a snack stall at the roadside.

Additionally, there is no information about his sisters and brothers, and their names are not mentioned anywhere. However, we are making efforts to gather any details about his siblings, and we will update our page as soon as possible.

Natarajan has five siblings who are younger than him. His family is made up of three sisters and two brothers. T. Natarajan is not yet married, and currently, there is no information about his girlfriend. We are making an effort to gather any information about Natarajan’s partner, and we will update you as soon as possible. 

Achievements Of T Natarajan

  • In the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy, T. Natarajan made his first-class debut for Tamil Nadu, held on January 5, 2015.
  • Natarajan’s T20 debut for Tamil Nadu was on January 29, 2017, for the 2016-17 Inter-state T20 tournament for Tamil Nadu.
  • T. Natarajan’s List A debut for Tamil Nadu was on September 20, 2018, in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • He was bought for ₹ three crores by the Kings XI Punjab team in February 2017 to play for the Indian Premier League.
  • During the 2018 Indian Premier League auction, Natarajan was bought by the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • His international ODI debut was in December 2020, and at the same time, he made a T20I debut while on an Australia tour under the captaincy of Virat Kohli.
  • T. Natarajan made his international Test debut on January 15 against Australia and became the only cricketer from India to make three debuts in a month and all in one tour.

T. Natarajan Career Summary of All Format

IPL

T. Natarajan was picked for three crores in 2017 by KXIP after his exemplary performance in the domestic circuit and the TNLP first edition. On April 8, 2017, he made his first IPL debut with the KXIP playing against Rising Pune Supergiants. He picked up two wickets from all the six matches he played for that season. Though it was not impressive, it was a good starting point for him. He missed the 2017-18 IPL season because he had an elbow injury. Nevertheless, he was picked during an auction by Sunrisers Hyderabad for 40 Lakhs. He bagged 16 wickets in the 2020 IPL, played 16 matches, and impressed many people with his yorkers.

ODI

In 2020 December, T. Natarajan was picked for an Australia tour after a successful and impressive performance in the 2020 IPL. He was named one of the best four bowlers to represent India in the Australia tour. He was picked to cover for Navdeep Saini just a day before the ODI on December 2 to play against Australia, where he made his first ODI debut.

T20I

T. Natarajan traveled to represent India in a tour in Australia as an additional bowler covering for Varun Chakravarthy just a day before his ODI debut. It was during that tour that he made his first T20I debut.

Test

On January 15, 2021, T. Natarajan was included in the XI for the last test to battle Australia after most of the Indian bowlers had sustained injuries from the previous tournaments. He became the first Indian to bag three debuts in a single tour.

Batting Career Summary

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100sThe 50s4s6sCtSt
Test111110.0911.11000011
ODI211000.000.0000021
T20144
IPL2444330.0560.00000244
T20

Bowling Career Summary

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEcon4w5w10w
ODI2220143347.667.152/7000
Test1238.2119339.663.103/11900
T2044122717.427.623/3000
T20I4949172135450167.873/400
List A1717134.36361933.474.723/2200
First Class2135609.418496727.593.038/8430

DEBUT/LAST MATCHES – PLAYER

Test Matches

Australia vs. India at Brisbane – January 15 – 19, 2021

ODI Matches

Debut Australia vs. India at Canberra – December 2, 2020

Last India vs. England at Pune – March 28, 2021

T20I Matches

Debut Australia vs. India at Canberra – December 4, 2020

Last India vs. England at Ahmedabad – March 20, 2021

FC Matches

Debut Tamil Nadu vs. Bengal at Kolkata – January 05 – 08, 2015

Last Australia vs. India at Brisbane – January 15 – 19, 2021

List A Matches

DebutTamil Nadu vs. Gujarat at Chennai – September 20, 2018

Last India vs. England at Pune – March 28, 2021

T20 Matches                            

Debut Karnataka vs. Tamil Nadu at Chennai – January 29, 2017

Last Karnataka vs. Tamil Nadu at Delhi – November 22, 2021

T. Natarajan’s Net worth

T. Natarajan is currently worth $2 million

T. Natarajan Social Media 

Twitter – 608.8 followers

Instagram – 4.8 million followers

Facebook – 2,968 followers

T. Natarajan FAQs

1. How old is T. Natarajan?

30 years old

2. How many siblings does T. Natarajan have?

T. Natarajan has four siblings.

3. When did Natarajan make his first debut for the ODI?

T. Natarajan made his first debut for the ODI on December 2, 2020.

4. Is T. Natarajan a batter or a bowler?

T. Natarajan is a Bowler.