T Natranjan’s impressive debut performance in Gabba Test has raised hopes of India getting a left-arm bowler in the team. The Indian pace attack has grown over the last few years but it still needs a good left-arm pacer.
On Tuesday, during Irfan Pathan’s visit to the city to play an exhibition match at the CC and FC ground said that, “I always say that left is right. A left-arm pacer is an added advantage to any team as he brings variation in your attack creating and forms a different angle for batsmen.”
From net bowler to making Test debut against Australia was big achievement for Nataranjan but still Pathan felt the left arm pacer still needs to do a lot. Pathan pointed out , “he has to do a lot of things and also has to work on his angles and rhythms. The good about him is that he has got constant action but he needs to bring his body more behind his delivery at the time of release which will help him brings the ball into the batsman.”
In 2003, the former Indian left arm pacer Irfan Pathan who made his Test debut at Adelaide felt that Nataranjan should not hustle things up. “From now for next five-seven years he is going to play for the country and for that he must take care of his fitness. He should continue what he is doing and slowly learn more while he is playing. And I sure that team management will work with him and help him to become a better player” Pathan stated.
Pathan concluded by saying, “The England series is also going to be a thrilling one as they have quality of attack and if all their players like Jofra archer, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and others remains fit during the series and it is going to be a good challenge between ball and bat.”