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Karun Nair

Full NameKarun Kaladharan Nair

BornDecember 6, 1991

Height1.68 m

NationalityIndian

RoleBatsman / Right hand Batsman

Karun Nair Biography


Karun Nair is an Indian cricketer, born on 6 December 1991 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan and plays for Karnataka in the domestic circuit. He is right–handed batsman, who can play in higher order and

score big for his team.


Background


Karun is a son of a mechanical engineer who worked on the sprinkler system at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. He started playing cricket right from his school time at the age of 10.


Karun Nair made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2013-2014 season of Ranji Trophy and made his team win by scoring three consecutive centuries. As of result of this excellent performance in domestic cricket, he succeeded to reserve his place in Indian cricket team.


Debut


On 11 June 2016, he made his One Day International debut against Zimbabwe. In November of the same year, Nair made his Test debut against England at Mohali. While he failed to make an impact in the match, he went on to score a triple century in his second Test at Chennai. By doing so, he became only the second Indian to score 300-plus runs in a Test innings.


Rise to Glory


In 2013-14 season of Ranji trophy, he played for Karnataka and in finals, he scored three consecutive centuries and made the team to win Ranji trophy after 15 years. His good form continued in 2014-15 season also and he scored 709 runs and as a result, Karnataka won the title again.


Karun Nair astonished everyone with his talent in the Indian Premier League since he was signed. In IPL 2014, he scored 330 runs which included three half-centuries, with a highest score of 73 not out.


Club Career


Karun Nair was signed up by Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2012, but was transferred to Rajasthan Royals the next season.


In 2016, he represented Delhi Daredevils and emerged as a young talent for country which made him get

selected for Indian cricket team.


At the auctions for the 2018 IPL, he was bought by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping amount of Rs.5.6 crore.


Records


In 2014-2015 season of Ranji Trophy, Nair scored 709 runs for Karnataka. Since 1946-1947, he is the first

batsman to score a triple century in a Ranji final.

Past year brought me down to earth after flying high: Karun
Past year brought me down to earth after flying high: Karun
A triple hundred and not much else.
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Karnataka rout Odisha; Kerala find way past Delhi
Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018: Karnataka rout Odisha; Kerala find way past Delhi
In other matches, Bengal, Baroda and Punjab were victorious, while HP's match against Maharashtra was abandoned without a ball being bowled
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 stars from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could start a bidding war
IPL 2018 Auction: 5 stars from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy who could start a bidding war
IPL teams will have plenty of interesting options to choose from.
IPL Auction 2018: 5 players who impressed in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and can fetch big bids
IPL Auction 2018: 5 players who impressed in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and can fetch big bids
Many young players will be hoping for a chance to impress in India's elite T20 competition.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Rajasthan inch closer to final; Karnataka thrash Jharkhand by 123 runs
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Rajasthan inch closer to final; Karnataka thrash Jharkhand by 123 runs
In the other matches, Bengal beat Tamil Nadu comfortably and Uttar Pradesh chased down 193 against Baroda.
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Karun Nair slams century, Rishabh Pant returns to form
Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018: Karun Nair slams century, Rishabh Pant returns to form
Yuvraj Singh failed to shine, while Gautam Gambhir did not come out to bat.
2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karun Nair and Dinesh Karthik star for their respective sides
2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Karun Nair and Dinesh Karthik star for their respective sides
A round-up of the day's action from the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy
2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Karnataka vs Hyderabad: The boundary that did not happen
2018 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy Karnataka vs Hyderabad: The boundary that did not happen
The Karnataka-Hyderabad match at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy saw a bit of controversy.
Sensational Gurbani takes Vidarbha to maiden Ranji final
Sensational Gurbani takes Vidarbha to maiden Ranji final
Vidarbha edged out Karnataka by just five runs.
Ranji Trophy semi-finals day 2 roundup: Delhi in command, Karnataka obtain healthy lead
Ranji Trophy semi-finals day 2 roundup: Delhi in command, Karnataka obtain healthy lead
A round-up of all the action from the second day's play of the Ranji Trophy semi-finals.
Ranji Trophy 2017: Karun Nair scripts an epic century
Ranji Trophy 2017: Karun Nair scripts an epic century
Nair's unbeaten 148 ensured Karnataka take a vital 109- run first innings lead over Vidarbha.
DDCA names gate after Virender Sehwag, commits huge blunder 
DDCA names gate after Virender Sehwag, commits huge blunder 
On the gate that was renamed after Sehwag, it says he is the only Indian to score a Test triple ton.
Karun Nair ton puts Karnataka ahead vs Hyderabad
Karun Nair ton puts Karnataka ahead vs Hyderabad
Nair's ton helped Karnataka set a target of 380 for Hyderabad
K L Rahul, Karun Nair named in Karnataka Ranji squad
K L Rahul, Karun Nair named in Karnataka Ranji squad
Rahul and Nair are part of the Board President's XI side.
More trophies mean more experience under your belt, says Ravikumar Samarth
More trophies mean more experience under your belt, says Ravikumar Samarth
A successful tour of South Africa and a string of half-centuries have made Samarth a permanent member of India 'A' squad.
K Gowtham's India 'A' suspension keeps the lid on Pandora's box
K Gowtham's India 'A' suspension keeps the lid on Pandora's box
India have thus far been saved from the country vs club debate, but this incident may set the right (or wrong) precedent for the future.
KPL 2017: Bowlers seal semi-final spot for Namma Shivamogga
KPL 2017: Bowlers seal semi-final spot for Namma Shivamogga
Shivamogga seal 57-run win by VJD-Method after Mysuru Warriors are bowled out for 52 in 11.1 overs.
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KPL is ready for Hubli but is Hubli ready for KPL?
The concrete yard that the KSCA Stadium is at the moment speaks of one of the many logistical issues with taking the game to the grassroots.
KPL 2017: Bhareth belligerence helps Mysuru win thriller
KPL 2017: Bhareth belligerence helps Mysuru win thriller
Hubli Tigers fought valiantly, with Mayank Agarwal scoring a 46-ball 68 but failed to defend 155 against the Karun Nair-led Mysuru Warriors.
Suchith feels he's only 'one good season' away from India call
Suchith feels he's only 'one good season' away from India call
The 23-year-old has spent three seasons at Mumbai Indians and would play as an experienced cricketer for the Mysuru Warriors in the KPL.
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