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IndvsEng: Karun Nair finds healthy rivalry with KL Rahul

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth SrivastavaBy Samarth Srivastava

Published on 19 Dec 2016 10:06 PM GMT

IndvsEng: Karun Nair finds healthy rivalry with KL Rahul
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Chennai: After playing an awe-inspiring 303-run knock, Indian young batting talent Karun Nair on Monday said that he finds a healthy rivalry with his team mate KL Rahul as duo began playing Cricket together since the age of 10.

“At every stage, if he has gone ahead I have caught up. If I have gone ahead, he has caught up. So I think that healthy rivalry is good,” said Nair.

The 25-year old batsman, however, felt sorry for Rahul who missed his maiden double ton by a single run. “I feel bad for him that he did not get the double hundred but I think he will get one very soon,” said Nair.

Karun Nair dug into the England attack, smashing it to all parts of the ground in his unbeaten record 303-run knock. Rahul also scored 199 runs in his typical fashion.

Also read: Karun Nair slams 303* | List of records broken

What else Karun Nair said?

  • A far bigger achievement for me if I look back.
  • I played a lot longer for over two days in the Chennai heat.
  • It is just amazing moment in my career to get such a milestone and I would like to just go on.

What Nair said regarding the dominance of sweep shots in his career best inning?

  • I have played sweep shot almost all my life.
  • You do have to work hard over it.
  • It is my go-to shot whenever I need some boundaries.
  • I always opt to go for it whenever gaps are open for it.

Also read: Karun Nair converts maiden ton into a triple

Samarth Srivastava

Samarth Srivastava

Employed as sub-editor at newstrack.com. A learner, who loves covering sports, entertainment and defence kind of stuff.

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