A right-handed batsman created a groundbreaking record when he became the first youngest cricketer to score a triple century in his third test match. Karun Nair, who is also an occasional off break bowler, made his first-class debut in 2013-14 Ranji season in which he scored three consecutive centuries in six matches becoming an instrumental part of Karnataka’s victory. His outstanding performance with a ‘not out’ record ended Karnataka’s 15-year wait for a Ranji title.
The 25-year-old all-rounder had his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2016 and in the same year he made his international test debut against England in Mohali. With three successful innings, he hit triple century and attained the status of the second Indian batsman to hit a triple-hundred in Tests after Virender Sehwag. After playing for the IPL teams Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals, he joined Delhi Daredevils in 2016.
Karun, during his days at Jain University has represented the college in inter-collegiate tournaments. The B.Com alumnus was labelled as a dependable batsman of the team by his team members. Being one of the bright spots in the Ranji season and Under 19 match, Karun reserved a spot for himself in the national team. His tremendous performance made him the captain for test matches in India ‘A’ South Africa tour.
Nair feels proud of being associated with his alma mater. "I am thankful to Chenraj sir and the Sports department for motivating me at every step. I am what I am because of their support and timely guidance," shared the talented player.
While talking on his strategy to ease out the pressure of captaincy and performance, he said, "I have my own expectations. I am rather thinking about sticking to those expectations. I am just putting in the hard work, going about the processes. The results do not matter as long as I am putting in the hard work. For me, the more important thing is the team winning. That is what matters more than any individual target." Although Karun is a quiet person he always makes sure to smile even when he is on the ground.