Pacer T Natarajan, who is not the part of India squad for first 2 Tests versus England, has said that he is missing the team dressing room.
India pacer T Natarajan during a Test match against Australia (AP Image)
- T Natarajan said that he is missing being part of Team India dressing room
- The Tamil Nadu pacer said that he is looking to play for India in all 3 formats
- T Natarajan made his India debut in all three formats during the tour of Australia
By the time Australian tour ended in mid January, the Tamil Nadu player was an all-format player for India, He spent a long time with the Indian team in his debut outing and being in bio-bubbles meant added time with the team and teammates.
The pacer is not part of the squad for the first 2 Tests against visiting England side. He naturally misses the Indian dressing room atmosphere now.
“Definitely [missing being part of the squad], especially after being with the team for the last few months. But I do understand that it’s important to take a break. Given that I did not spend time with the family in the last six months, I am fine with it. But undoubtedly, I will feel bad that I’m not able to be with the national team when they are playing in Chennai,” said Natarajan while speaking to the Times of India.
Further, T Natarajan said that he would like to play in all the formats for India and at the same time also maintain his work load.
“I am looking to play in all formats and will maintain my workload accordingly. I am keen to work on my strength and endurance levels in the coming months. This is the first time I’ve played for six long months at a stretch in my life. Because I trained continuously during those months of lockdown, I was able to take care of the workload in IPL and in Australia,” he added.