India vs Windies: After being snubbed, Karun Nair to approach Dravid’s guidance for comeback

“He has been extremely supportive as a mentor and coach."

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Karun Nair has made the headlines of late for not getting a match. He travelled with the Indian squad to England for the entire tour but did not get a single Test. India’s only triple centurion other than Virender Sehwag was then overlooked for the Windies series at home, which led to strong reactions from several players – current and former.

The 26-year-old Karnataka batsman who averages over 62 in four Tests has now decided to approach India ‘A’ coach Rahul Dravid to understand where he needs to improve to make a comeback to the Test side. Nair played his last Test against Australia at home in March 2017 and in the entire England tour, he got to play in the three-day warm-up game against Essex at Chelmsford in which he scored only four.

Nair is currently playing for his state in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. Earlier, he took part in the warm-up game against the touring Windies though he couldn’t score more than a couple of 30s and a 29 in these games.

Nair hopeful making the India ‘A’ tour of NZ

“Right now, I’m focused on working on my game and giving my best to the Karnataka team in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy… I just want to keep the runs coming in whichever game I play. I think there is an ‘A’ tour to New Zealand in November, it will be great to be a part of that team and work with Rahul [Dravid] sir. It will be very important for me to work with him and given an opportunity to score some runs there with the India A team,” Nair was quoted by The Times of India (TOI) as saying.

“He has been extremely supportive as a mentor and coach. I’ve known and worked with Rahul sir for about 4-5 years now. I’ve become comfortable with him and find him very approachable. I speak to him a lot about the game and life as well.”

Nair is optimistic that the former batsman’s guidance will help him return to the national team again. India have more overseas tours coming up and the right-hand batsman has a whole lot to conquer.

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