Karun Nair overview

Karun Nair is an Indian cricketer who was born in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on 6th December 1991. He is a right-hand top-order batsman. Karun's father is a mechanical engineer and at the time of Karun's birth, he was transferred to Bangalore. He later worked on the sprinkler system at the MA Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Born as a premature baby the doctors advised Karun’s parents to introduce him to any sports for the treatment of his weak lungs and Karun began to play cricket in 2001, the year after his family moved to Bangalore. Karun started learning the basics of the game under coach Shivanand. Karun was involved in a boat-mishap in 2016 in Kerala during a temple festival, an incident where a group of people drowned and several people were reported missing. Nair who did not know swimming was finally rescued by a group of local people.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 6 7 1 374 303 62.33 506 73.91 1 1 0 41 4
ODI 2 2 0 46 39 23.0 88 52.27 0 0 0 6 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 73 66 5 1480 83 24.26 1153 128.36 0 0 10 160 39

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 6 2 12 11 0 0/4 0/4 5.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
ODI 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 73 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Nair made his debut in first-class cricket in 2013 against Punjab in a Ranji Trophy match. Karun, having obtained to bat only in the first innings, scored only 21. But gradually he came out of his poor form and exhibited an eye-catching performance in the competition, being instrumental in his state Karnataka’s Ranji Trophy triumph that year with three consecutive centuries in their final league match as well as in the first two knock-out matches. Karnataka won Ranji Trophy again in 2014-15 and Karun Nair scored 709 runs in only 10 matches including a magnificent knock of 328 against Tamil Nadu in the final to guide Karnataka to earn an innings victory. Karun became the second batsman from Karnataka to have struck a triple century and also the first batsman to have scored a triple century in a Ranji final after 1946. Karun has participated in 82 first-class matches so far and scored 5631 runs at an average of 48.12 including 14 centuries and 26 fifties. He has played in 83 List ‘A’ matches and scored 2011 runs at an average of 31.42 including 2 centuries and 12 fifties.

ODI Career

Karun Nair had begun his journey in the One-Day International against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2016. Karun has scored only 46 runs so far playing in 2 ODIs.

Test career

Karun Nair made his debut in a Test against England at Mohali in 2016. He obtained the scope of batting only in the first innings and was run out for only 4. But he returned to brilliant form with an unbeaten 303 in the concluding Test of that series to become the quickest batsman to have made a triple century in the history of Test cricket. However, in his 6 Test so far Karun has scored 374 runs at an average of 62.33.

IPL career

Karun Nair was first signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL). He has already participated in eight IPLs. Having played in 73 matches in total Karun Nair has scored 1480 runs at a strike rate of 128.36 including his highest score of unbeaten 83. He has been registered by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the 2021 IPL.

T20 Career

Karun Nair has played in 138 Twenty20 matches so far and scored 2732 runs at a strike rate of 131.47 including his highest score of 111.

ICC Trophies

The quickest triple-centurion in the history of Test cricket.

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