Karun Nair scored a triple century in Test cricket in 2016 against England© BCCI
Does the name Karun Nair ring a bell? Well, if you have followed Indian domestic cricket, the IPL and even Test cricket, then you would know this cricketer and his huge potential. Once hailed as a future star, Nair burst onto the international stage when he became only India’s second triple headman after Virender Sehwag, hitting an unbeaten 303 against England in a December 2016 Test match in Chennai.
Nair was immediately the talk of the town, but consecutive failures against Australia in March 2017 meant he lost his place in the Test squad and has not played for India since. He previously represented India in two ODIs against Zimbabwe in 2016.
Although he later opened after not getting clarification from the team management as to why he was never given another chance to play for India, Nair remained an integral part of the Karnataka team in domestic cricket.
But lately his shares have also plummeted in domestic cricket and after failing to find a place in the state’s squads for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was also overlooked for the first two Ranji on Saturday Trophy games of the season.
Karun Nair took to Twitter and posted an emotional message writing, “Dear cricket, give me another chance.”
Dear cricket, give me one more chance.🤞🏽
— Karun Nair (@karun126) December 10, 2022
The tweet has gone viral with several cricket followers and fans writing inspirational messages for the cricketer.
Nair has scored 5922 runs in 85 first-class matches at an average of close to 50. He is also a veteran of 76 IPL matches.
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