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.
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.
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.
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.
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.