Emotional Karun Nair says, triple century will take a couple of days to sink in

Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 14:57 IST | PTI

Life has changed in a matter of few hours for Karun Nair, India's second triple centurion in Tests and the Bangalore boy admits that it will take some time to sink in

India's Karun (left) is congratulated by father KD Nair (right) and mother Prema (second from right) in Chennai yesterday. Pic/BCCI

Chennai: Life has changed in a matter of few hours for Karun Nair, India's second triple centurion in Tests and the Bangalore boy admits that it will take some time to sink in.

"Everyone is being very nice to me. They have congratulated me. I think it will take a couple of days to sink in. The dressing room atmosphere has always been really good and they have always backed me in whatever I have done," Karun said at the day end press conference.

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Asked as to when he thought about getting to a triple century, Karun said it was only after he reached 280 that his partner Ravindra Jadeja started egging him on to reach the milestone.

'300 was never on my mind'
"I think it was never in my mind. But after I crossed 250, the team management had certain plans of going after the bowling and declaring. So I think within the space of five overs, I got to 280-285, that is when I started thinking and Jaddu kept egging me on to not throw it away and get to 300 easily," added Nair.

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The 25-year-old said that there were nerves during each of the milestones on 99, 199 and 299. "Obviously, there are some nerves. You can't be thinking negative at that point. You just have to watch the ball and just get over that moment.

Overwhelmed
"You just have to feel that moment, being there," he added. Karun said that he is currently overwhelmed by emotions which he is not being able to express. "There are a lot of things that are going on in my mind that I want to do, but at that moment, it just doesn't come out. I will just have to get more hundreds for me to show emotion," Nair said.

It was only after Nair reached 280 that his partner Ravindra Jadeja started egging him on to reach the milestone

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