Karun Nair has come out as a shining star in India’s fifth test against England. The 25-year-old right-handed batsman slammed a mammoth 303 runs in India vs England 5th Test played in Chennai. While the Indian team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli has justified their number one position in the Test team rankings by winning the ongoing Test series 3-0, the final Chennai Test match is monumental in keeping India’s 17 matches winning streak. Karun Nair who has shined out in various IPL matches was given an exposure to the international cricket team in this series. The player came to field due to the untimely injury of Ajinkya Rahane, and has performed phenomenally in his third match. Here are five things to know about the newest Indian batting sensation – triple centurion, Karun Nair. ALSO READ: Karun Nair scores Triple Century, becomes second Indian after Virender Sehwag to achieve the feat. Also Read - BCCI Apex Council to Discuss Home Series Against England, Domestic Season on October 17
1. Career: The twenty five year old batsman began his career in 2013-14 with Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy. Karun was an integral part of breaking the fifteen year s wait and finally bagging the Ranji trophy in 2014. Also Read - On This Day: Rahul Dravid Retires From ODIs, Played His Last Match Against England at Cardiff
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2. IPL Career: Karun Nair was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012, for his IPL debut, however he only played two matches. He was later signed up by Rajasthan Royals for a whooping 75 lakhs. The batsman delivered a brilliant performance with 330 runs from 11 matches with a strike rate of 142.24
3. The Foodie: Karun Nair, who credits The Wall, Rahul Dravid, for his development is a big foodie and has revealed that he cannot stick to any diet plan for longer than a month.
4. The Runner: Karun Nair was an avid long distance runner with a minimum distance of 10 rounds of Chinnaswamy stadium. However he has had to reduce his laps due to a knee injury.
5. The Test Century: Karun Nair made his first century against England in the series’ final match, played in Chennai. He went on to make his first double as well as triple century in the same match with an undefeated 303* as India declared the match.