Karun Nair scored 303 against England in 2016 © IANS
Karun Nair scored 303 against England in 2016 © IANS

One of the two only Indian players to score a triple hundred in Tests, Karun Nair has been out of the side since March. His second series against Australia was a damper. Nair has been consistently finding form playing against South Africa A, New Zealand A and in domestic competition like IPL, Ranji and Duleep Trophy.

After scoring a 153 in semi-final of Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Nair has expressed his disappointment for not featuring in India’s tour of South Africa. Speaking with Times Of India, Nair said: “I’m disappointed that I didn’t make it to the 17 for the tour of South Africa. The past year, I’ve got a triple hundred and then a few hundreds on the domestic circuit. I thought I had some good knocks backing me. It took me the last couple of days to get over it. It did affect me in the last match, the quarterfinals against Mumbai.”

He also talked in detail about how his career so far.

He said: “In the past year, I have seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Good that I have experienced all that in the early stages of my international career. Going forward, this one year will help me improve my game and get me stronger mentally. I’ve learnt unforgettable lessons.”