Karun Nair caught everybody’s attention with his stellar performances in his debut season in the Ranji Trophy for Karnataka. Nair played a key part of their title winning season in 2013/14 with 3 consecutive centuries in their final league game v Delhi, the Quarter Final vs UP & in the semis v Punjab to take the team into the Final, where they eventually beat Maharashtra to win the Title. Karnataka went to win the Title again in 2014/15 and with 709 runs in their 10 games. Karun along with Robin Uthappa and KL Rahul were the fulcrum of the Batting lineup.
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Karun has been part of two teams in the IPL – RCB & RR. He was a part of the RCB in his debut season in 2013 where he played just 2 game. Karun’s debut Ranji season was after the 2013 IPL, and in the 2014 auctions Rajasthan Royals picked the youngster as a part of their squad. Backed by the mentor Dravid, Nair got a long run playing 11 games in the 2014 IPL, where the youngster impressed everyone with his performances. Nair scored 330 with 3 50s – the best of the lot coming against his new team, the daredevils. Nair scored 73* opening the batting and anchored the innings with the team chasing down the target of 153 with 9 balls to spare.
Nair couldn’t replicate his 2014 form in the IPL 2015, with just one 30+ score in the 12 innings. Now with another good Ranji season behind him, the 24 year old will be looking to impress his old mention again, but now playing for a new team in the 2016 edition.