THOUGHT NATARAJAN WOULD BE MAN OF THE MATCH: HARDIK

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SYDNEY: After registering a thrilling six-wicket win over Australia in the second T20I of the three-match series, Hardik Pandya on Sunday said that he thought T. Natarajan would be given the Man of the Match award instead of himself. “I actually thought Natarajan would be given the Man of the Match award, but it has become a batsman’s game now, our bowlers did concede runs at high rates, but Natarajan managed to put a brake on Australia’s batsmen. The 10-15 extra runs that Natarajan did not concede, were the difference according to me. Australia got a good start, and where they ended, I told my teammates that they were 10-15 runs short,” said Pandya during the post-match press conference. “I am so impressed with Natarajan as he likes to keep things simple and I like players who like to keep it simple. If you tell Natarajan that he needs to bowl a yorker, he will bowl a yorker. When you ask him to bowl wider off the stumps, he will do that. It is a learning for people that you will benefit if you keep things simple,” he added.