Indian cricketer Karun Nair has ended his 20-year association with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and is set to embark on a fresh chapter with the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) for the upcoming domestic season.
Nair, a seasoned right-handed batter, expressed his gratitude to KSCA through an Instagram post, acknowledging the crucial role the association played in shaping his cricketing journey.
With an impressive First-class record of nearly 6,000 runs in 85 matches at an average of 48.94, including 15 centuries and 27 fifties, Nair’s career has had remarkable highs, notably his triple century in his third Test match. As he transitions to VCA, cricket enthusiasts anticipate his continued contributions to the sport.
Nair made a resounding entry into Test cricket in 2016, debuting against England and promptly recording a triple century in only his third Test match. His unbeaten 303 in Chennai positioned him as the second Indian cricketer, after Virender Sehwag, to achieve this feat in Test cricket. Although his outstanding performance earned him a spot in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, a subsequent phase of less impressive showings led to his omission from the national side. His most recent appearance for India was in the 2017 Dharamsala Test against Australia.