Good Sports: HISTORIC TRIPLE-CENTURY
Karun Nair makes it sound so easy.
Once he had scored his maiden century during the fifth match of the recent Test series against England, the 25-year-old batsman from Bengaluru was able to relax and just see how far his bat could take him.
“Once I got my hundred then there was no pressure on me,” he told Reuters. “I just wanted to capitalize on the opportunity.”
He finished with 303 not out, creating history by achieving a triple-century in only his third Test innings, earlier than anyone else in Test history. The previous record was set by Sir Len Hutton, who scored 364 runs in his ninth innings in August 1938.
Nair’s parents were in the stands, watching their son make history. “I don’t think they would have imagined in their wildest dream,” he said. “Even I hadn’t imagined. It was an amazing moment.”
Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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