Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has applauded Karun Nair’s ‘terrific knock’ of 303 not out against England in the fifth Test saying that it reminded him of Virender Sehwag. The CAB president, however, added that it would be unfair to compare players from different eras of cricket.
Karun Nair became only the third player in Test history to turn his maiden hundred into a triple century and took India to their highest-ever total in Tests in the fifth and final Test against England in Chennai. The 25-year-old’s innings has drawn comparisons to that of Virender Sehwag, who had scored a couple of similar knocks against South Africa in Chennai (319) and against Pakistan in Multan (309).
"It was a terrific knock. It reminded me of Sehwag. But they cannot be compared as with Viru (Sehwag)'s was scored in a different era of cricket and when the team was in a different situation," Ganguly said, reported IANS.
"He is definitely going to be one of the more known faces in Team (Virat) Kohli,” Ganguly added.
Nair's innings overshadowed his childhood friend KL Rahul’s knock of 199, but Ganguly feels that such a thing is expected. He said, "In Multan, Sachin's 194 was also overshadowed because of Sehwag's blitz. It's nothing new in cricket.”