New Delhi: With just twelve days remaining to the new calendar year, Karun Nair would have been a disappointed man for not having been able to capitalise on the opportunity offered to him in the international cricket.
Two tests, 17 runs. And just when he thought that the year wasn’t going to be any better, the history took a mega shift — the ‘Sultan of Multan’ was no longer alone in the elite 300 club. In the fifth and last Test against England, Nair scored his maiden ton, converted it into double, and nailed the final blow with a ravishing triple in just 75 balls.
The special 303*-run knock from Nair, who averages a fantastic 56.51 in the first-class cricket, earned several accolades from the cricket fraternity. Wishes poured upon the 25-year-old lad from Jodhpur, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Virender Sehwag leading the charge.
Amidst all these praises, a tweet from South African cricketer Tabraiz Shamsi won the Internet. He struck the hilarious note over Nair’s sensational knock by accusing the Indian batsman of having played a knock that made him forget to buy milk for his mother.
Nair, who was busy acknowledging his friends and relatives for their good wishes, probably missed a reply to Shamsi.
The South African chinaman bowler later went on to thank Indian skipper Virat Kohli for not having declared the innings when Nair was en-route to his triple-century.
“Also massive kudos to @imVkohli for allowing Karun Nair to chase that special triple century 2 mentally grow him as a player!#GunLeader,” he tweeted.
With his special knock, Nair put captain Virat in dilemma over who to choose once Ajinkya Rahane is fit.