India vs England Test: In a sensational day’s play, cricketer Karun Nair went from a sensational century, to a magical double hundred and then capped it all off with a historic triple century that he scored on day 4 of the 5th and final Test against England on Monday at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium. While England’s humiliation by India was complete, it marked the achievement of a lifetime that every cricketer dreams of and yet very few manage to achieve. Not just a personal high, Karun also ensured that India reach the highest ever score in their history of 759 for 7, a lead of 282 runs. Nair top-scored with 303. However, to put things in perspective, Nair did get a number of ‘chances’ as the butter-fingered English fielders dropped him or otherwise failed to dismiss him.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 19, 2016
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Nair was dropped on 34 by Alastair Cook and he was lucky to see his snick against Stuart Broad bouncer evading the slip cordon. Still, it just went on to show that the boy has a great temperament and does not look back and in fact learns from mistakes. His historic score augurs well for him and will certainly ensure he finds permanent place in the squad – he was picked as a replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan. Karun Nair’s triumph made Twitter explode in joy, check out how:
— Thinking aloud (@pujanarula) December 19, 2016
Karun Nair in Test cricket:
Consistency an issue early in his career ????
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) December 19, 2016
— Divya nairs (@Divyanairs) December 19, 2016
No Kohli, No Rohit, No Rahane,
Karun Nair joins Virender Sehwag in the most elite club of the Indian Cricket history. #INDvENG
— Momo Cricket (@momocricket) December 19, 2016
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) December 19, 2016
Adam Long @Salixmaster
If nothing else, this series should have taught the England players to stop talking about ‘par scores’ after 1 inns of a TestMatch #INDvENG
— Kamalika Basu (@KamalikaBasu) December 19, 2016
KARUN NAIR this inngs:
50: 98 balls
100: 87 balls
150: 55 balls
200: 66 balls
250: 42 balls
300: 33 balls
— Vikram Naresh (@vikram5290) December 19, 2016
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 19, 2016
Whoa….Mount Everest Climbed Again. Triple century in only his third Test innings. Unbelievable stuff. Well played, Karun Nair. #INDvENG
K, well played England ???? #INDvENG
— Oh M@DHU (@OhMadhu) December 19, 2016
NightNair for the English… #INDvENG
— sachin madaan (@sachin_madaan) December 19, 2016
England to themselves: “didn’t we invent this bloody game??” #INDvENG
— Nikhil (@Nikhil1286) December 19, 2016
Karun didn’t show any ‘Karuna’ on English bowlers… Converted his century into triple century… Take a bow man…????????????
— Rohit Agnibhoj (@RohitAgnibhoj) December 19, 2016
The only way Eng can save this test if cook bats entire day so that they can go out for draw or else they might end up loosing it #INDvENG
— Dipesh Khemani (@TMOSDK) December 19, 2016
— Dexter (@MunnaKaTunna) December 19, 2016
— Sandeep Varma N (@Sandeep111Varma) December 19, 2016
India: Wake up, there’s another Test to be played.
England: Let me go home.. ????
“Very proud, feeling like I am in heaven,” Mother of Karun Nair (who is the second Indian after Virender Sehwag to score a triple century)