The achievement of scoring a triple century in a single inning has only been accomplished by a select few cricket players in the game’s history. However, this Indian man ended up getting 303 in one inning, tying the record held by great player Virender Sehwag. When forgotten Indian cricketer Karun Nair made his Ranji Trophy debut for Karnataka’s squad and significantly contributed to the team’s success in the 2013–2014 season, he was hailed as one of the game’s budding stars. But where is forgotten cricketer Karun Nair now? Scroll down to read the scoop.
Where is forgotten cricketer Karun Nair now?
Karun Nair’s maiden triple century came in the 2014 Ranji Trophy. Following a series of poor performances, he ended up hammering 328 runs in the championship match to help Karnataka win the trophy once more. Nair recorded two centuries and two half-centuries in the ensuing Ranji Trophy.
Karun Nair created history. He debuted in international cricket for Team India in the Mohali Test match between England and India. Nair, who was 303 not out in the innings, set a new milestone and became the second cricketer from India to reach a triple century in a single inning.
Nair was the second Indian player and only the third cricketer overall to accomplish this accomplishment at the time. Virender Sehwag, a legendary cricketer, has already achieved the feat twice. The achievement was once against Pakistan in Multan in 2004 and one against South Africa in Chennai in 2008.
In terms of the number of matches played, Karun Nair also became the fastest batsman in Test cricket history to score a first triple-hundred. Nair continues to compete in the Indian Premier League after being left off the Test and ODI teams.
Since 2013, Karun Nair has participated in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He began his IPL career with Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Royal Challengers Bangalore was first captained by Daniel Vettori and later by Virat Kohli. He soon moved to Kolkata Knight Riders before being acquired by Rajasthan Royals at the IPL auction for 2022.
Following KL Rahul’s injury in IPL 2023, Karun Nair was later chosen as a substitute. There he was a member of the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) team.