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IPL 2020: Why T Natarajan sporting ‘JP Nattu’ on his SRH jersey

T Natarajan sporting 'JP Nattu' on his SRH jersey
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T Natarajan is the key player of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2020. This left-arm bowler is consistently performing for his team with the ball in the UAE. T Natarajan is known for his deadly yorkers. Even he is the only bowler in the IPL 2020 to bowl more than 60 yorkers.

Sunrisers Hyderabad had purchased him for INR 40 Lakh in IPL 2018 auction. But he didn’t get many chances in the playing XI due to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddhart Kaul, and Khaleel Ahmed. But this year, He stunned everyone with his deadly yorkers and economical spells.

There was another reason who drew the attention of cricket fans and experts towards him. The reason is he wore the SRH jersey naming “JP Nattu”. He sported ‘JP Nattu’ on his jersey in a bid to honor his bowling coach. This gesture made him quite popular in this IPL.


T Natarajan revealed that his bowling coach Jay Prakash Nattu spotted his talent the first time. He said that JP spotted his talent in tennis ball cricket. After that, He never saw back since then.

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Now Sunrisers Hyderabad has to play the second qualifier against Delhi Capitals on 8th November. SRH is the only team that has won the IPL trophy after playing the eliminator in IPL history.

The winner of this match will play against defending champions Mumbai Indians on 10 November in Dubai.