Shane Watson surprised over the exclusion of Natarajan from T20 WC squad

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The T20 World Cup is a global cricketing event that brings together the best teams from around the world. This year, the Indian squad’s selection has sparked a debate, particularly the exclusion of T Natarajan, a promising fast bowler. Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson expressed his surprise at this decision.

T Natarajan, known for his exceptional bowling skills, especially his yorkers, has been a standout performer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, taking the most wickets. His consistent performance and unique skill set have made him a favourite among cricket enthusiasts and experts alike.

Shane Watson heaps praises on Natarajan

Shane Watson, a seasoned cricketer, voiced his disappointment over Natarajan’s exclusion from the Indian T20 World Cup squad. He believes that Natarajan’s inclusion could have made the Indian bowling unit significantly more formidable. Watson’s statement reflects his admiration for Natarajan’s performance and the impact he could have had on the team’s performance in the World Cup.

“His ability to put that yorker in, his variations of speed when he needs to bowl that, it’s something he continues to produce over and over again. That’s why I was surprised that he wasn’t in the Indian T20 squad because of his consistency of performances, especially when he’s bowling in crucial times of the game when batters are going strong. He’s someone that everyone in Indian and world cricket is really happy when he’s doing well,” Watson said.

The decision to exclude Natarajan has also caused a stir among the cricketing fraternity and fans in Tamil Nadu, Natarajan’s home state. Protests broke out in Tamil Nadu following the announcement of the Indian squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The state’s Minister for Industries, TRB Raaja, also expressed his disappointment over the decision.

With Natarajan in formidable form, SRH have returned to winning ways with a thrilling one-run win against table-topper RR on May 2. The winning momentum will help them shape up their plans for their highly anticipated upcoming game against MI on May 6.

The exclusion of Natarajan from the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup has been attributed to his long absence from the Indian team due to an injury. However, his recent performance in the IPL 2024, where he emerged as the highest wicket-taker, raised questions about this decision.

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