Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle welcome Karun Nair into Club 300, PM excited too

Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle led accolades for Karun Nair after the 25-year-old Karnataka batsman scored an unbeaten triple century on day 4 of the Chennai Test between India and England

cricket Updated: Dec 19, 2016 23:43 IST
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Karun Nair is congratulated by his teammates after his triple century against England in Chennai.(Photo: BCCI)

Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle have welcomed Karun Nair to the ‘300-club’ after the 25-year-old Karun Nair scored a brilliant unbeaten 303 against England on day 4 of the fifth Test in Chennai on Monday.

Karun Nair became the second Indian cricketer after Virender Sehwag to score a triple century in Test cricket and Sehwag was all praises for the youngster on Twitter.

The brilliant triple century also caught the attention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who congratulated Nair on his knock.

Karun Nair, who plays for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy, also joined cricket legends like Gary Sobers and Bob Simpson by becoming only the third Test batsman to convert his maiden Test hundred into a triple century. (HIGHLIGHTS)

India declared their first innings right after Nair reached his triple hundred. Nair’s 303 became the third highest individual score by an Indian in Tests, after Sehwag’s 319 against South Africa in March 2008 and 309 against Pakistan in March-April 2004.

Nair also became the highest individual scorer for India against England in Test cricket, going past Virat Kohli’s 235 runs scored in Mumbai in the fourth Test of this series. (SCORECARD)

Twitter erupted after Karun Nair brought up his historic triple ton against England and here are some of the tweets:

First Published: Dec 19, 2016 19:03 IST