Karun Nair On December 19 last year, he became only the second Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket, joining Virender Sehwag in that exclusive club.
Three months later, when he played the home series against Australia, he returned figures of 26, 0, 23 & 5 in the four innings played over three Test matches.
Coming back to December 19, 2016, Karun has felt the heat of expectation that comes with a mighty knock like his unbeaten 303 (against England, in Chennai). In an exclusive chat with TOI Karun explained, “I started expecting too much from myself. It took me a long time to realise I was being too hard on myself. It came to a point when I had to do something about it and the best thing I could do was to let go.”
“I started playing cricket like I did when I was a schoolboy. I started enjoying middling the ball. I’m still working on it because it can’t change in a couple of months. Now, I’m not into numbers, or even if I don’t do well, I know there is another game coming up,” he says, “In the past year, I have seen the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Good that I have experienced all that in the early stages of my international career. Going forward, this one year will help me improve my game and get me stronger mentally. I’ve learnt unforgettable lessons.”