The Karnataka lad, Karun Nair showed his talent and presence in the team on the 4th day of the fifth and final test match of the ongoing series between India and England. The right-handed batsman scored his maiden century, converted it in double and then in triple. He equated himself with the West Indies legend Gary Sobers and Australia great Bob Simpson. The 25-year-old became second Indian batsman to do so after Virender Sehwag, who had scored two of them. He played a very classy innings with improvised shots to reach the landmark before stumps on Monday.
Karun completed his double century with style by hitting a sixer, it was his 23rd boundary of the innings he celebrated the milestone by raising the bat towards the audience. He was five runs short to his double century when he cleared the boundary. Again like double century he completed his triple century with a help of a boundary, this time it was a four through the covers and this was his 32nd boundary. India declared the innings at the score of 759/7 after the completion of the triple century of Niar.
Karun kept himself determined even after learning that his fellow batsman KL Rahul was dismissed at the score of 199. Though it was Karun Nair’s first triple century but it was second of the stadium as it holds record of another triple century made by another Indian Virender Sehwag (319) against South Africa in 2008. Venue of the match – MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Karun Nair was called as a replacement for the Indian opener Rohit Sharma. Karun also equated to Dilip Sardesai and Vinod Kambli who had converted their first century in a double century. Also India had overlapped their previous highest ever test total of 726/9(declared) which was made against England in Mumbai in 2009. India is all the way looking for a 4-0 clean sweep against England.