Karun Nair, who scored triple century for India, joined the new team

Batsman Karun Nair, who scored a triple century in Tests for the Indian team, has bid farewell to his home state Karnataka and has decided to play for Vidarbha in the upcoming domestic season. Karun made his debut for Karnataka in 2012 and remained a reliable middle order batsman for a decade. Karnataka’s journey was full of ups and downs for the 31-year-old batsman.

Karun Nair played for Karnataka along with KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Vinay Kumar and Manish Pandey. He was one of the key players in the Karnataka team that dominated domestic cricket in the last decade. After being associated with KSCA for 11 years, Karun realized that it was time to move on to better things. He revealed the decision to change the team on his social media handle.

Karun wrote, ‘I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the wonderful journey of the last two decades with the Karnataka State Cricket Association. Right from the beginning of my cricket career, KSCA has been the guiding force, got so much support from here, which helped me become the kind of player I am today.

Karun Nair expressed his gratitude to Karnataka’s support staff members and players and wrote, ‘Special thanks to all my wonderful coaches and teammates I have had the opportunity to play under or with. Your leadership, mentorship, support and faith in me has been invaluable in my progress as a cricketer.

He further wrote, ‘I am now going to start my new chapter with Vidarbha Cricket Association. I’m taking with me the memories, friendships and style I took with me during my time at KSCA. Thank you for being an incredible part of my cricketing journey. Now on to the next exciting adventure.’

Karun Nair, who made his List A debut for Karnataka in 2012, scored 2119 runs in 90 matches at an average of 30.71, including two centuries and 12 half-centuries. Nair played his first Ranji match in 2013. He scored 5922 runs in 85 first-class matches at an average of 48.94, including 15 centuries and 27 half-centuries. Nair, on the other hand, played 6 Tests for India, scoring 374 runs at an average of 62.33. He scored 46 runs in two ODIs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *