T Natarajan to shave off his beard after the birth of his daughter
Natarajan is yet to have a picture of his newly-born baby.
Updated - Nov 12, 2020 5:14 pm
The Tamil Nadu-born Thangarasu Natarajan is all set to make his much-awaited debut for the Indian cricket team. The left-arm seamer impressed one and all with his pin-point yorkers in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and this helped him in securing a place in the Indian T20I squad for the Australia tour.
India will be touring Australia for a three-match T20I and ODI series followed by a four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy, starting from November 27. Initially, Kolkata Knight Riders’ mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy was named in the squad, however, he has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series after sustaining a shoulder injury.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer T Natarajan has been named his replacement after a breakthrough IPL season. He played all 16 matches for his franchise this season and picked 16 wickets at an average of 31.5. He has bowled the most number of yorkers, around 65-70, in the IPL 2020 which is 2-3 times more than the second-best.
T Natarajan shares the joy of becoming a father
Natarajan is in a very happy space in his life right now. Apart from being a part of the Indian squad, he and his wife Pavithra were blessed with a baby girl last week. However, the seamer is yet to see his daughter and will probably have to wait for a few more months before seeing her in real as he will be traveling to Australia with the Indian team.
Sharing the experience of becoming a father, Natarajan said as quoted by bdcrictime.com. “My daughter’s birth has proven very lucky for me. I was selected only as a new bowler but am drafted in the main squad now. There can’t be better news than this.”
“I am yet to have a photograph of my daughter. Could only see her on the video call. My wife is still in the hospital and is scheduled to return home in a day or two,” the pacer added.
Bharath Reddy, who manages the Chemplast cricket team for which Natarajan plays, reckoned that the pacer from Tamil Nadu had vowed to keep his beard intact till his child is born. With the birth of his daughter, Natarajan had to visit the temple before shaving the beard but has now decided to pray in the hotel only and get done with his beard.
“Natarajan has grown his beard and had vowed to shave it off only after the birth of the child. He was to visit the temple before that,” Reddy said.