Karun Nair registered his name in the cricket history when he became the second Indian to score a triple hundred but now he felt that there was already enough of triple ton talk and it's time to move on. As Nair failed to book his place for the full series against Sri Lanka tour.
A finger injury sustained during the third Test against England, in Mohali, had ruled Ajinkya Rahane out of the remainder of the England series last year and Nair scored a rapid 381-ball triple century to help India to an innings-and-75-run win and take home the Man of the Match award. However, since the innings, his form has dipped considerably, forcing the selectors to leave him out of India’s tour of Sri Lanka. Almost 10 months after the epic marathon innings, conversations continue to revolve around the landmark, but Nair urged them to move on from the innings.
"Yes, it is getting to a point that I want to tell people to move on because I have bigger and better things to look forward to," Nair said as quoted by TOI.
"I don't think about it when I'm on the ground because I just shut out everything else and concentrate on my game. But sometimes it does cloud the mind, especially during a lean patch. So, I often tell myself, 'I've worked very hard to get those 303 runs and nobody can take that away from me, so, I have to shut out conversations and concentrate on achieving bigger goals."
The Karnataka Ranji player scored 374 runs in six Test matches and got an opportunity to play two ODIs for India. Last month, he got a chance to led India ‘A’ side where he played captain's knock of 90 runs against South Africa ‘A’ team which helped the team win the second Test and level the two-match series.
"It was a different challenge because I had to handle 11 different people from various states. It's a little hard because you haven't played along with them and you don't know them I quite enjoyed it because it is a huge learning experience," he explained.
Every young cricketer dreamed to share the dressing room with the senior team. Nair, who played 47 first class matches and scored 3416 runs, got the chance and now he is giving his best to make a comeback to the playing XI.
"It is difficult when you are out of the squad. I took it in my stride and told myself I have to look keep working hard and make use of all the opportunities. Wherever I'm playing I just have to keep getting runs. If I keep getting runs I know I will get back."
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