Karun Nair hails the affect of Rahul Dravid on his profession. Indias second man to hit triple century additionally believes that batting with Ok.L. Rahul brings out the very best in him. Karun played beneath Dravid in two Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises — Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. Dravid was mentor at each franchises when Karun rose to nationwide prominence.
“I think he (Rahul Dravid) has played a big role in me becoming the cricketer that I am today, because he was the one who gave me the opportunity in the IPL for Rajasthan Royals. For a legend like him to show so much faith and trust in a domestic cricketer like me, was really satisfying, it was a wake-up call to tell me, that I do belong in the IPL.I can play in the IPL. It was really encouraging, and a confidence boost for me, to get an opportunity under him,” he mentioned in a YouTube interview on Cow Corner Chronicles.
The different Rahul with whom Karun gels effectively is India batsman Ok.L. Rahul. Together the duo have played for Karnataka by means of varied age-teams. The different main connection is that in Karun’s two main knocks — triple hundred in the Ranji Trophy remaining in 2014-15 towards Tamil Nadu and triple hundred towards England in the Chennai Test of 2016-17 — it was Rahul who shared a essential stand with him.
“Me and Rahul we began cricket collectively in under-13. We know one another from a actually very long time, near 20 years. We share that bond. We don’t want to talk a lot, say an excessive amount of to one another. We perceive one another’s video games. (the Chennai Test) was my third Test match, which was a dream come true for me. Being capable of get the Test cap from Sunil Gvaaskar, there was no higher feeling.
“When I went into bat we had been 4 wickets down for 250. Rahul was there so it was sort of a reduction for me. He was already on 100, so I needed to cool down and sew a big partnership with Rahul. Unluckily for him he received out for 199, however he has actually played a lot of excellent knocks after that,” mentioned Karun.