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Karun Kaladharan Nair is an Indian cricketer who plays for Karnataka and India. He is a right-handed batsman and off break bowler. He made his Test cricket debut in 2016 against England. He became the third player in international cricket history to convert his maiden century into a triple century, by scoring an unbeaten 303 against England in his second Test.
He is the only second batsman for India to do so. He achieved the milestone playing only in his third Test match for India. Nair also became the quickest to score a double ton for India. Vinod Kambli did so in his fourth innings.
Karun Nair's debut season was 2013–14 in which Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy. Nair scored three consecutive centuries in their final league game and the first-two playoff matches. Karnataka won the title again in 2014–15, Nair scoring 709 runs in their ten matches.
Nair made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 11 June 2016. On 26 November 2016, he made his Test debut against England at Mohali. He scored his maiden Test century in the final match of the series at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, going on to total 303 not out.
Karun Nair was a member of Royal Challengers Bangalore squad in the 2013 Indian Premier League. In the 2014 IPL auction, he was signed by the Rajasthan Royals. In the 2016 IPL Auction, he was signed by the Delhi Daredevils.
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Karun Nair’s triple century: Here’s how Twitter was flooded with reactions!
IANS January 23, 2024 7:43 PM IST
Nair's impact in his brief tenure with Northants last year was significant, with scores of 78, 150, and 21 in his three innings.
India.com Sports Desk May 5, 2023 10:39 PM IST
Karun Nair has earlier played for Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
IANS December 11, 2022 1:08 PM IST
Nair burst onto the international scene when he became only India's second triple-centurion after Virender Sehwag, as he slammed an unbeaten 303 against England in a Test match in December 2016 in Chennai.
India.com Sports Desk March 21, 2022 7:23 PM IST
"...But I'm not really bothered about that at all -- all I care about and why I play matches is to help the team win''- Karun Nair.
India.com Sports Desk May 3, 2020 5:39 PM IST
Prasad revealed how Dhoni had expressed his desire to not play for some time.
India.com Sports Desk April 27, 2020 2:58 PM IST
Nair made his Test debut for India under Kumble as the team's head coach.
India.com Sports Desk April 16, 2020 9:25 PM IST
Nair is only the second Indian to hit a triple century in the longest format of the game after Sehwag.
India.com Sports Desk October 3, 2019 5:22 PM IST
To simply, Agarwal's feat at the moment is third highest score by an Indian player en route to registering their maiden century in the format.
PTI Feeds January 23, 2019 7:08 PM IST
All eyes on Pujara and Mayank in Saurashtra vs Karnataka Ranji semifinal
PTI Feeds January 8, 2019 6:51 PM IST
Ranji: Baroda prevail over Karnataka to keep quarterfinal hopes alive
India.com Sports Desk December 6, 2018 11:01 PM IST
Indian cricket stars Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Karun Nair and Shreyas Iyer all celebrated their birthdays on the 6th of December, Thursday. Iyer being the youngest, turned 24 while Nair turned 27, Bumrah 25 and Jadeja turned 30.
PTI Feeds November 23, 2018 7:51 PM IST
India A toil on opening day of second unofficial Test
PTI Feeds November 20, 2018 7:42 PM IST
Siddharth's ton boosts Karnataka
PTI Feeds October 13, 2018 8:18 PM IST
Chairman of selectors left red-faced as Dhoni says "No" to Jharkhand's Hazare quarters
PTI Feeds October 11, 2018 9:22 PM IST
Selectors and team management on same page: MSK
PTI Feeds October 10, 2018 10:48 PM IST
CoA discusses communication issues with team management, Australia tour
PTI Feeds October 4, 2018 10:26 PM IST
Shaw will do well in Australia: Ganguly
PTI October 2, 2018 1:53 PM IST
India's second ever triple centurion in Tests, Nair was picked in the original squad for the England series but once the team was changed for the last two Tests, it was Hanuma Vihari, who played and impressed everyone with a gutsy half-century and handy off-breaks.
India.com Sports Desk October 1, 2018 9:43 AM IST
Only the second triple-centurion for the nation after Virender Sehwag, Karun Nair has played only six Tests for India till date, three of which came after his scintillating knock against England back in 2016 at home. However, since then, he has not played a single Test match for India.
India.com Sports Desk October 1, 2018 9:14 AM IST
India vs West Indies Tests: Rohit Sharma received a lot of praise for his batting performance as well as captaincy during the recently-concluded Asia Cup 2018, which India won by beating Bangladesh in a thrilling final. He aggregated 317 runs in the tournament and has now moved on to the second spot in the ICC ODI Rankings.
India.com Sports Desk September 7, 2018 4:21 PM IST
India vs England 5th Test: Karun Nair played the last of his six Test matches against Australia at Dharamsala in March 2017. The 26-year-old was recalled as a batting replacement option for the Afghanistan Test in June but was not included in the playing XI.
India.com Sports Desk July 24, 2018 12:21 AM IST
Hit The Road! Umesh, Karun Run on Streets as Part of Training
PTI Feeds July 19, 2018 7:36 PM IST
The sole silver lining for India A was that Ajinkya Rahane and rookie Rishabh Pant got to spend some valuable time in the middle ahead of the five-Test series against England, beginning in Birmingham on August 1.
PTI Feeds June 11, 2018 6:38 PM IST
I am a much improved batsman than what I was 2 years ago: Nair
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