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Karun Nair hopeful of replicating Duleep Trophy success in the domestic season


Karun Nair has been phenomenal in the success of India Red in the recently concluded Duleep Trophy. He was the leading run-scorer with 375 runs and played a vital role in the side’s dream run.

Karun Nair said that constant practice has helped him to give his best on the field. “I prepared really well over the last one and a half months for the season. It all came together during the Duleep Trophy. Lots of batting, lots of nets, lots of drills, lots of training sessions concerned with fitness. (There was) more emphasis on batting the whole day and batting two times a day, like doing two sessions, just working a lot more on the batting than usual“, said Nair to FirstPost.

Karun Nair (Pic Source: BCCI/PTI)

Karun is hopeful of taking forward his fine form in the Ranji Trophy as well. Playing for Karnataka, he has amassed over 4600 runs in 66 games till now. Moreover, he also proved his class in all the formats of domestic games.

There were a few things which I had to work on this season which I hadn’t last season which I have done now, and as I said, I don’t want to look into the past and keep thinking about that. This is a fresh season and I want to start afresh and start as though this is the start of my career“, said Karun Nair.

Karun Nair and his international run

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Karun last represented the senior side in whites during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2017. He is well remembered by a lot of fans for his fantastic 303* against the English side at Chennai. However, he wasn’t given enough chances to cement his spot in the side.

Can Karun fight his dream and earn his place back in the Test side?