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PM Modi, Sehwag lead praise for Nair after triple ton

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Dec 19: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the legendary Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag, the country today lavished fulsome praise on youngster Karun Nair, who became only the second Indian to notch up a triple century in Test cricket.

Nair announced his arrival at the world stage with an unforgettable triple ton (303 not out) as India broke a plethora of records en route their highest ever Test total of 759 for seven against England on the penultimate day of the fifth and final match.

�Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat,� Modi wrote on his twitter handle.

Minister of State (I&B) Rajyavardhan Rathore lauded the Karnataka batsman�s achievement.

�What a player! What a knock! Take a bow, @karun126 for being 3rd cricketer & 1st Indian to convert maiden century into a triple hundred!� tweeted Rathore.

Nair notched up the milestone in only his third Test and first series.

�Congratulation Karun for this amazing feat. Your batting was like poetry. I hope you get another one very soon,� Sehwag, who is the only other Indian to have scored a triple ton, said.

He also wrote on his twitter handle: �Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 . It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months. Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!�

India�s 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev also applauded Nair, saying: �I am at a loss of words to comment on what he did. He seems such a level-headed youngster. His style of batting is very impressive. Very few batsmen can do what he has done.�

�Rahul Dravid would be proud of him. He has taught players to work hard and stay committed to their game. Karun spent two months with Dravid during India A tour of Australia. � PTI

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PM Modi, Sehwag lead praise for Nair after triple ton

NEW DELHI, Dec 19: From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the legendary Kapil Dev and Virender Sehwag, the country today lavished fulsome praise on youngster Karun Nair, who became only the second Indian to notch up a triple century in Test cricket.

Nair announced his arrival at the world stage with an unforgettable triple ton (303 not out) as India broke a plethora of records en route their highest ever Test total of 759 for seven against England on the penultimate day of the fifth and final match.

�Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat,� Modi wrote on his twitter handle.

Minister of State (I&B) Rajyavardhan Rathore lauded the Karnataka batsman�s achievement.

�What a player! What a knock! Take a bow, @karun126 for being 3rd cricketer & 1st Indian to convert maiden century into a triple hundred!� tweeted Rathore.

Nair notched up the milestone in only his third Test and first series.

�Congratulation Karun for this amazing feat. Your batting was like poetry. I hope you get another one very soon,� Sehwag, who is the only other Indian to have scored a triple ton, said.

He also wrote on his twitter handle: �Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 . It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months. Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!�

India�s 1983 World Cup winning skipper Kapil Dev also applauded Nair, saying: �I am at a loss of words to comment on what he did. He seems such a level-headed youngster. His style of batting is very impressive. Very few batsmen can do what he has done.�

�Rahul Dravid would be proud of him. He has taught players to work hard and stay committed to their game. Karun spent two months with Dravid during India A tour of Australia. � PTI

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