Karun Nair Says He Has To Perform Consistently In Domestic Cricket For National Comeback

Karun Nair Says He Has To Perform Consistently In Domestic Cricket For National Comeback

Triple centurion Karun Nair kising the helmet.

Karun Nair, the Indian batsman, says that he has to perform consistently in domestic cricket to hope for a national comeback and mentioned he has not performed consistently which has hindered his chance of playing for India again.

He has a unique record with Nawab of Najafgarh, the legendary Virender Sehwag, of scoring a Test triple century. But since then, he has played in three more tests.

He has featured in overall six tests and two one-dayers and is looking forward for a national comeback, despite not playing for India since March 2017. His failure to score constantly in the domestic circuit has not helped him in the long run. He feels that he have to pounce on every opportunity making each of them count.

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Virender Sehwag. Image Credits: Twitter

Karun Nair Has To Perform Consistently In Domestic Circuit

He admits that his performance in the domestic circuit has not been up to the mark besides complaining that he did not get enough chances despite scoring a triple century. He was eventually excluded from the squad after the tour to England where he watched from the sidelines as India played five tests.

“But for that to happen, whenever I have come back to domestic cricket, I have not been consistent enough to put up my hand and say that ‘I need to be playing in the XI’. It is important for me to consistently score runs at domestic cricket. Selection is not in one’s control, so I have to pounce on every opportunity and make them count big time,” he said while speaking to Times Now.

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His axing caused an uproar as communication between selectors and players became the talking point, but the Karnataka batsman is still hopeful to return and perform according to expectations.

Karun Nair Proud Of His Achievement Of Scoring Test Triple Century

Karun Nair scored a triple ton against England at home in December 2016, but the tag of being India’s second triple centurion is not a burden to him and he is proud of his achievement.

“I don’t think it is too much of a tag. It is definitely not a burden. It is, in fact, something which I can look upon and always go back and feel proud of. It is something that is never going to go away from me, so you need to look only at the positives,” Nair further added.

Karun Nair scores three hundred

He was into the spotlight after scoring triple century but soon was axed from the team and was not given enough chances to prove himself.