Twitter celebrates as triple centurion Karun Nair ends Virender Sehwag's 12-yr wait
Karun Nair on Monday ended former India opener Virender Sehwag's long wait of 12 years and 8 months to see another Indian cricketer join the 300-club. And Twitter couldn't stop rejoicing
Karun Nair celebrates as he leaves the ground after scoring 300 runs during the fourth day of the fifth cricket test match against England at MAC Stadium, in Chennai on Monday. Pic/PTI
Karun Nair on Monday became just the second Indian cricketer to score a triple century in a Test innings. Nair's unbeaten 303-run knock saw him join former India opener Virender Sehwag in the very exclusive 300-run club which has seen only Viru as it's lone member for 12 years and 8 months.
Sehwag must have been getting quite lonely in the club, what with no other Indian being able to score a triple ton since his 319 against South Africa in Chennai in March 2008.
Well, Sehwag's wait is over. Nair's here.
And this is how Sehwag welcomed him to the club:
Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months.
Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!
The right-hander remained undefeated at 303 at stumps on the fourth day of the fifth match against England in Chennai, reaching the landmark in the 191st over of India's first innings at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium on Monday.
India declared their first innings after Nair reached 303, posting a massive 759/7, in response to England's 477. Nair's mammoth effort took 381 balls, with 32 boundaries and four sixes.
Nair reached the milestone off the bowling of leg-spinner Adil Rashid when a misfield at point resulted in a boundary that brought up his triple-hundred, thereby helping Nair become the first Indian to turn his maiden hundred into a triple.
Nair's 303 runs was the third highest individual score by an Indian in Tests, after former opener Virender Sehwag, who heads the top scorer's list with two triple centuries.
Sehwag scored 319 against South Africa in Chennai in March 2008 and 309 vs Pakistan in March-April 2004 at Multan in Pakistan.
HERE'S THE MOMENT KARUN NAIR GOT HIS 300. WATCH VIDEO HERE:
Well, Twitterati took to the platform to celebrate the brilliant innings.
Karun Nair: A Malayalee born in Rajasthan, plays for Karnataka and created an Indian record in Tamil Nadu. And wins every Indian's heart âÂº— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) December 19, 2016
But what are England bowling? Karun Nair is in a mithai shop and the owner is asking him to have as much of anything he wants......— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 19, 2016
Reporter:-Who can score 300 after you— à¤à¤¾à¤Âà¤¸à¤¾à¤¹à¤¬ (@Bhai_saheb) December 19, 2016
Sehwag- Can b Kohli,pujara,rohit
Karun nair - Lol#Indvseng
Aim higher. Someone told Karun Nair..........— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 19, 2016
Karun Nair converted his Test— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) December 19, 2016
First 50 to 100
First 100 to 150
First 150 to 200
First 200 to 250
First 250 to 300
Whoa....Mount Everest Climbed Again. Triple century in only his third Test innings. Unbelievable stuff. Well played, Karun Nair. #INDvENG— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 19, 2016
Karun Nair & India must slow down. 500 & 1000 isn't legal tender anymore.— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) December 19, 2016
Not a bad way to announce yourself into international cricket .#KarunNair Wish you many more runs— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 19, 2016
Many congratulations to @karun126 for a brilliant triple century. One of the finest knocks you will see from a young man. Special innings ðÂÂÂ— Manoj Tiwary (@tiwarymanoj) December 19, 2016
Karun Nair...— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) December 19, 2016
Yesterday: 71 in 136 balls (S/r 52.21)
today: 232 in 245 balls (S/r 94.69)#IndvEng
Scoring 300 and all is fine, but the real test of patience will be if Karun Nair goes to an ATM and come up with even a 100.— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) December 19, 2016
Congratulations @karun126 for a tripple ton....great inning. Best wishes for your bright future.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 19, 2016
Sehwag hits triple century, Anil Kumble captured that moment. Karun Nair hits triple century, Anil Kumble captured that moment.#IndvsEng— Angurlata Deka (@Angurlata) December 19, 2016
Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 19, 2016
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