Does the name Karun Nair seem familiar to you at all? If you have been paying attention to Indian domestic cricket, the Indian Premier League, or even Test cricket, then you are likely familiar with this cricketer and his enormous potential.
Nair exploded into the international scene as he became only India’s second triple-centurion after Virender Sehwag, as he slammed an unbroken 303 against England in a Test match in December 2016 in Chennai. At the time, he was once hailed as a future star and was previously hailed as a future star.
Nair was instantly the buzz of the town, but after suffering successive defeats at the hands of Australia in March 2017, he was dropped from the Test squad and has not played for India in a test match since then. Earlier, in 2016, he had played for India in two one-day internationals against Zimbabwe.
Nair remained an indispensable member of the Karnataka team throughout the domestic cricket season, despite the fact that he later said that the team administration had not provided him with any explanation as to why he was never given another opportunity to play for India.
But as of late, his stock has been falling in domestic cricket as well. After being left out of the state’s squads for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy and the Vijay Hazare Trophy, he was left out of the state’s selections for the first two Ranji Trophy matches of the season on Saturday as well.
Karun Nair shared an emotional statement on Twitter in which he pleaded with cricket fans to give him another opportunity. He wrote, “Dear cricket, grant me one more chance.”
The tweet has gained widespread attention, and other cricket followers and fans have responded to it with words of encouragement for the athlete.
Nair has played 85 first-class matches and has amassed 5922 runs, averaging close to 50 throughout his career. He has played in a total of 76 matches in the Indian Premier League.