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Shane Warne Targets Natarajan For Throwing No-Balls, Gets Mercilessly Slammed By Indian Fans

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Shane Warne Targets Natarajan For Throwing No-Balls, Gets Mercilessly Slammed By Indian Fans

Every Indian cricket fan is ecstatic today as India has won the four match test series against Australia by 2-1 after winning the fourth and final test match by 3 wickets. The final test match was played at Gabba, Brisbane, and the Indians are happier because Australia had a great track record of not losing any test match at Gabba since 1988 which has been broken today.

There is no denying the fact that the Indian youngsters have performed pretty well in this series and one such young Indian cricketer is T. Natarajan. He turned heads in the IPL 2020 because of his accurate Yorkers and soon he was selected for the Australian tour in which India had to play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 test matches.

Natarajan got his first chance in the last ODI in which he took two important wickets. He was included in the T20 squad and in all the three T20Is that he played, he took six wickets and helped his team in winning the T20I series. Though Natarajan was not in the test squad, he was asked to stay as a net bowler. The Indian camp had many injuries by the end of three test matches and luckily for Natarajan, he was included in the squad for the fourth test match.

Natarajan used the opportunity in an effective manner and took 3 wickets in the first innings but one weakness of Natarajan was also discovered in this test match and that is of throwing no-balls. In the fourth test match, the pacer bowled total 7 no-balls which is quite a big number; 6 no-balls were bowled in the first innings of Australia while one was bowled in the second innings.

The former Aussie spinner Shane Warne took a sly dig at T. Natarajan for bowling so many no-balls as during commentary, he said that Natarajan bowled 7 no-balls and all of them were big ones. One thing that he noticed was that out of 7, 5 had been bowled on the first ball of the over. He added that every bowler bowls no-balls but 5 no-balls being the first ball of the over is certainly interesting.

The Indian fans didn’t like what Shane Warne said as they felt that the Aussie spinner was trying to imply that T. Natarajan is involved in spot-fixing. Indian Twitterati slammed the former Aussie cricketer for targeting the debutante and here are some selected tweets:

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