Twitter Can't Keep Calm as 'Inspirational' T Natarajan Makes his India Debut in 3rd ODI

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India made four changes for the 3rd ODI against Australia at the Manuka Oval with Thangarasu Natarajan, Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, and Kuldeep Yadav replacing Mayank Agarwal, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Shami, and Yuzvendra Chahal. Tamil Nadu's Natarajan becomes India's 232nd ODI player. Australia made three changes with Cameron Green, Sean Abbott, and Ashton Agar coming in for injured David Warner, Pat Cummins, and Mitchell Starc. For Green also, this is his international debut.

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The 29-year-old from Salem, had an impressive campaign with Sunrisers Hyderabad and played a key role in getting the Hyderabad-based team to the knockout stages, picking up 16 wickets in as many matches. He had an economy rate of 8.02 in this edition, which is an ode to his mastery of the death bowling craft. Natarajan bowled the most number of Yorkers in IPL 2020 and lead the race by a long margin, leading to a maiden India call-up for the Australia series. With Indian bowlers Conceding 350 plus runs in the first two ODIs, India added Natarajan to the playing XI for the 3rd ODI.

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Here's how Twitter reacted to Natarajan's debut:

Twitter Can't Keep Calm as 'Inspirational' T Natarajan Makes his India Debut in 3rd ODI