Karun Nair marries long-time girlfriend Sanaya Tankariwala

Karun Nair marries long-time girlfriend Sanaya Tankariwala

Nair had proposed to Shanaya last year before they got engaged on a vacation in June in the same year.

Karun Nair
Karun Nair. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Karnataka batsman Karun Nair became only the second Indian cricketer to score a triple-century in Test cricket when he scored an unbeaten 303 against England in Chennai in 2016. He is also only the Test batsman in the history of the game to convert debut hundred into a triple ton.

However, fate took a harsh turn for him as he failed to cement his position in the Indian team after scoring only 71 runs in his next five Test matches. After his last Test against Australia in Dharamshala in 2017, the national selectors have not paid much attention to the right-hander.

Varun Aaron attended Karun Nair’s wedding

Meanwhile, the cricketer’s personal life seems to be right on track as he got married to his long-time girlfriend and fiance Sanaya Tankariwala. Nair had proposed to Shanaya last year before they got engaged on a vacation in June in the same year.

Jharkhand fast bowler Varun Aaron was one of the guests attending Nair and Shanaya’s wedding. Taking to his official Instagram page, Aaron shared a picture of him and his wife with the newlywed couple and wrote, “To a lifetime of love and happiness !!???????? @sanayatankariwala @karun_6.”

While speaking about his triple-hundred back in 2018, the 28-year-old had suggested everyone to get over it. “It’s been two years already and I think it’s time we moved on. The past is gone and we have to look ahead to what’s ahead; I don’t think it should be a disadvantage at all,” Nair was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

“For all, it can only be an advantage, people know what I can do now, I don’t need to prove it to myself or to anyone that I can score runs at the international level because I have done it before. That kind of self-confidence I have, and I don’t need to prove it to anyone,” the cricketer added.

Despite the ignorance of the selectors, Nair has been a dominant force in the domestic circuit. In 77 first-class matches, he has amassed 5446 runs at an average of 49.5. He has also scored 14 hundreds and 25 half-centuries.

However, he doesn’t own equally-destructive figures in white-ball cricket. In 78 List A matches, Nair has scored 1953 runs at an average of 31.5 with only two hundreds and 12 fifties. His T20 numbers are 2623 runs in 128 matches at an average of 25.71.

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