India won the T20I series against Australia, also cleaned the stain of Virat Kohli’s leadership that the side lost 2-1 during the ODI series.
Not only did India win the T20I series by 2-1, but visitors also had several takeaways from the series concluded on Tuesday. Youngster T Natarajan orchestrated India’s series win ever since he got his debutant cap ahead of the first T20I.
Natarajan impressed the fans and selectors with his performance in the T20I series, taking six wickets in three matches. For a pacer, he conceded runs at a miserly economy rate of 6.92 and the wickets of D’Arcy Short, Glenn Maxwell and Moises Henriques.
Skipper Virat Kohli was all praises of the pacer for his heroics on his debut series against the mighty Australian side. He heaped praise on pacer’s discipline and work management considering him the prospect for the T20 World Cup next year.
“In the absence of Shami and Bumrah, he’s been the guy who has stood up and really delivered under pressure, which is outstanding for the fact that he’s playing his first few games at the international level and he looks very composed,” Kohli said after India’s 12-run loss in the dead rubber. “He’s very sure of what he wants to do, he’s a very hardworking guy, very humble guy. And you feel happy for guys who are committed and working hard for the team when they get the results and make the team win.
“I wish him all the best and I hope he continues to work hard on his game and keeps getting better. Because a left-arm bowler is always an asset for any team and if he can bowl that well and consistently, I think he’ll be a great thing for us heading into the World Cup next year.” he concluded.
India lost the final T20I series by 12 runs, despite the skipper scoring 85 runs of 61 balls. Indian batting faltered that saw they falling short by 12 runs, and the series ending with 2-1.