The past one year has shown me everything, says Karun Nair
Currently, Karun Nair is gearing up for the knockout stages of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018.
Published - Feb 20, 2018 9:55 pm | Updated - Feb 20, 2018 9:55 pm
In the previous home season of the Indian team, batsman Karun Nair had become a big hit. He had become only the second batsman to have scored a triple hundred for India in Test cricket. Nair smashed a brilliant triple ton in a Test fixture against England in December 2017. Many tipped him to be the next big thing in the Indian cricket circuit. With this reputation, he entered the IPL.
Playing for the Delhi Daredevils, he found himself being one of the senior players in a bunch of youngsters. Much to his disliking, Karun Nair failed to live up to the expectation and has been out of the sight of the Indian selectors since then. Now, in the ongoing domestic season, he has been in prime form.
He has T20 tons to his name and is looking really solid. As per the recent quotes in Times of India, Karun admitted that the last one year has got him back on earth after flying sky high. He also admitted that it was frustrating to not get the runs despite batting well.
“The past one year has shown me everything. It took me to a high and then brought me down to earth. It has taught me to stay level-headed emotionally. You can’t fly high when you are on top as you can come down at any moment. You have to remain the same person. It’s shown me everything in my life in just one year,” Karun Nair quoted.
“It was frustrating. I was batting well but not converting the starts I was getting. It started frustrating me and it took some time to come out of it. But then I sat back and thought as to why I had started playing the game. I started looking at it that way. And it has helped me,” he added further.
Enjoying the time for Karnataka
Currently, Karun Nair is gearing up for the knockout stages of the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2018. He will be up against a strong Hyderabad team in the next fixture. Nair has been leading the team in the tournament. Commenting on the same, he remarked that he loves the captaincy duty. He also cited that the expectations are always high with Karnataka.
“I have always enjoyed captaincy whenever I have got an opportunity. Even when Vinay leads the side, I give my inputs. My theory is simple – when I am batting, I am a batsman and not the captain. Once I am fielding, I am the captain. My immediate goal is to win tomorrow’s game. One match at a time,” Nair conceded.
“Throughout the season, we have been doing well but in one off matches, we have lost out on crucial moments. That one moment (fifth day vs Vidarbha) changed the season for us. The problem with Karnataka is that we have set the bar so high in recent years that people expect us to win everything,” he conceded further.