India has undoubtedly outplayed England in the ongoing test series. Having already won the 5-match series, Team India has secured a strong footing in the final match as well.
The highlight, of course, has been Karun Nair. Playing only his 3rd Test, the Karnataka batsman became only the second Indian after Virender Sehwag to score a Test match triple century.
His mammoth effort is drawing praises from one and all. Twitter is full of adulation for this young lad, who has already begun to show off his legendary skills.
And since we are talking Twitter, Virender Sehwag could not have been left behind, especially because he now has company in the 300 club.
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!— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
Bleddy hell. If this team was around 100 years back, ENGLAND WOULD HAVE BEEN PAYING US LAGAAN.— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) December 19, 2016
With other records too, Nair was in some decent company.
Batsmen who converted maiden 100 into 300- Gary Sobers, Bob Simpson, Karun Nair… Decent company Nair has in that club— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) December 19, 2016
Karun is handsome, suave, sophisticated, cultured, confident, courteous, gentlemanly, genteel and dignified. In short, he is a Debut Nair.— Roflindian (@Roflindian) December 19, 2016
Now that’s what we call amaze balls!! 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 well done kulla @karun126 !! Amazing stuff pal!! Super proud of you!!😊😊👍🏽👍🏽— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) December 19, 2016
And in case you were wondering why he still isn’t on the twitter trends, here’s why.
Karun NairKarun NayarKarun NaiyarKarun NaiyrKarun NayrAll have scored triple century today— Champ McLegion (@BolshoyBooze) December 19, 2016
Not a good day for England cricket fans.
England adopted the Santa strategy: Complete as many gleefully received deliveries as possible just before Christmas. pic.twitter.com/FbctYoyhkW— Pavilion Opinions (@pavilionopinion) December 19, 2016
Congratulations on your 300, @kunalnayyar !!~ TNYC, Vijay Goel etc etc.— Ashwin S Kumar (@ashwinskumar) December 19, 2016
Karun’s acceleration also seemed inspired by Sehwag himself.
Karun Nair’s tripleFirst 100: 185 ballsSecond 100: 121 ballsThird 100: 75 balls https://t.co/RRw5KNF2Gu #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/VPGK8SXjjJ— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 19, 2016
Nair was only called in as a replacement, and now selection issues are going to get tougher for India as both Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane are likely to be fit by the time the next test series starts.
Sensational batting from @karun126He is not a certainty in this Indian XI, but how are you going to keep out a triple-centurion?#INDvENG— Ayush Pranav (@ayushpranav3) December 19, 2016
But that is a discussion for the future. In the present, all we need to do is celebrate Karun and his magnificent achievement. Congratulations.