He said his experience in playing the Indian Premier Leaguewas very helpful in Australia.
Stating that he did not expect to get an opportunity in the ODIs, the 27-year-old bowler said when he was told that he would be debuting in Canberra he was under pressure.
“I wanted to make use of the opportunity. Playing for the country and taking a wicket was a dream come true.
“I cannot express my happiness in words about playing for India...It was like a dream. I got a lot of support from the coaches, players. They supported and motivated me a lot. I was able to perform well because of their backing,” he said.
Natarajan said he enjoyed playing under the captaincy of Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and said they both supported and encouraged him a lot.
“(Virat) Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane handled me very well and encouraged me a lot. I enjoyed playing under both of them,” he added. (UNI)