T Natarajan has had a dream run ever since, he made a entry to the Indian team, be it the T20Is, ODIs or Tests. The left-arm pacer, who bagged 3/78 in the 1st innings, has caught the attention of legendary spinner Shane Warne who levelled serious allegations against the pacer. Warne, without exactly uttering the words, has clearly alleged Natrajan of spot-fixing over a few no-balls from the southpaw. The left-arm pacer bowled 6 no-balls during Australia’s first innings and a couple more on Day 4 of the 4th Test. Shane Warne, on commentary, went on to say that the 5 of those no-balls were off the first delivery of the pacer’s over and suggested something suspicious.
Shane Warne "Something that’s caught my eye when Natarajan was bowling. He’s bowled 7 no-balls & they’ve all been big ones. 5 of them have been off the first ball & they’re miles over. We’ve all bowled no-balls, but 5 of them off the 1st ball of an over is interesting" #AUSvINDpic.twitter.com/DdBxp4jW1K— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) January 18, 2021
"Something that’s caught my eye when Natarajan was bowling. He’s bowled 7 no-balls & they’ve all been big ones. 5 of them have been off the first ball & they’re miles over. We’ve all bowled no-balls, but 5 of them off the 1st ball of an over is interesting,” Warne said on air. Indian fans have slammed the Australian for making such a nasty judgement on the 29-year-old from Salem. Fans have reminded Warne of Natarajan’s background and how much hard work the pacer has put in to have come to this level.Natarajan made his international debut, in the same tour, in the 3rd ODI against Australia and was lauded for his performances in the limited-overs leg before he made his Test debut at the Gabba.
People don't bet on which ball will be a no-ball. That was not even what happened for Amir/Asif at Lord's.— Jarrod Kimber (@ajarrodkimber) January 18, 2021
Shane Warne back with his noob commentary? #AUSvIND— Jay (@bhavsarJ2_0) January 18, 2021
So this cheater @ShaneWarne has the audacity of implying that @Natarajan_91 was trying to spot-fix!! I mean Warne huge fan of ur bowling prowess but don't shoot someone on air with no clue of what being sport means. Get ur ethics right! #AUSvsIND#INDvsAUS#INDvAUS— 🇮🇳pramil🇮🇳 (@DeeepFriedLife) January 18, 2021
I am utterly pissed off at @ShaneWarne for insinuating that not everything was right with T.Natarajan's no-balls. Really, Warne? You, the friend of Raj Kundra, you, the cheerleader for the team with sandpaper in their underwear? Give me a break. Shame on you.— Anand Kumar 😷 (@obelixtwit) January 18, 2021
Mark Waugh & Warne were found out to be involved with bookies, passing on to them information about pitch, weather and more in return of substantial payment during Singer World Series tournament in Sri Lanka.😂😂😂😅 & this guy from the fixing of parents country talking #pakistanpic.twitter.com/kfK0MMVhDa— Archu (@archujb) January 18, 2021
Pretty poor of Warne to indicate that Natarajan was doing "spot fixing" by bowling those no balls. I hope BCCI takes this up seriously.— Biswarup Ghatak (@BishOnTheRockz) January 18, 2021