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From a near Death Experience to Having a Legendary Mentor: What You May Not Know about Karun Nair

Karun Nair has made history by becoming the second Indian to score a triple century in a test series. Here's what you may not know about him.

From a near Death Experience to Having a Legendary Mentor: What You May Not Know about Karun Nair

Within a span of 24 hours, Karun Nair went from being a relative newcomer to the Indian cricket team, to the becoming the second Indian ever who scored a triple century in test cricket. The 25-year-old batsman who earlier represented Karnataka in domestic cricket, made history with an unbeaten score of 303 runs during the India vs England Test.

From a near-fatal accident to being mentored by Rahul Dravid, here are five facts you may not know about Karun Nair.

1. He almost died in July, 2016:


Nair was making his way to a temple through river Pampa in Kerala when his boat capsized. He had to wade and float in the choppy waters until a rescue team could reach him. The accident was so severe that six people lost their lives and several went missing.

2. He started playing because of Sachin Tendulkar:


Like millions of young boys and girls across the country, Nair cites Sachin as his inspiration to pick up the bat in the first place. How now counts Sachin and Rahul Dravid as his idols.

3. Rahul Dravid told him about his selection in the Indian cricket team:


Nair shares a deep connection with Rahul Dravid who has personally mentored him for many years now. In an interview with Sportskeeda, Nair said that it was Rahul Dravid who let him know that he had been selected to play for the Indian side. In an another interview with Cricbuzz, he said that his mentor gave him the one piece of advice that he will cherish for the rest of his life. “You have everything to play international cricket. Don’t change a thing in how you play,” Dravid told him.

4. Nair was the first Indian batsman in 68 years to score a triple century in Ranji Trophy:

Before he had the world talking about his triple 100 in a test series, Nair impressed the domestic crowd by scoring a record-breaking triple century in the Ranji Trophy where he represented Karnataka. He scored an impressive 310 runs.

5. He has roots in Bengaluru:

Nair calls Bengaluru his home and scored an impressive 2,481 runs in the four years he represented Karnataka in domestic cricket. His parents live in the city; his dad being a mechanical engineer and his mom, a teacher.

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