Karun Nair- a brilliant cricketer who deserves better


By Sunil Sarpal

Karun Nair, only the second Indian batsman who scored a triple ton

India unearthed a batting talent approx.. three years ago, including him in the playing 11 to represent India in a test match against West Indies held in India. He scored a mammoth 300 runs in an innings. His name was Karun Kaladharan Nair.

Since then his name never figured in contention to represent India. This must be a case of dipping form. Hitting 300 runs in a match against West Indies in itself is an achievement beyond imagination and comparison with his contemporaries.

He is definitely an exceptional talent and should not be over-looked.

BCCI should nurture such talent so that he gets acclimatised to play in different conditions and evolves his batting.

There are other cricketers also with lot of talent but due to meagre resources cannot compete at higher level.

Luckily in India, BCCI is one of the richest cricket bodies in the world. It can nurture such extra-ordinary talent, providing stipend or free facilities.

County Cricket in England is one such platform where young and up-coming players can blossom if given a chance to play alongside International stars.

It is the duty of the new BCCI President Roger Binny to form a committee whose primary task should be to unearth such talent and provide all facilities free of charge for their exposure so that they become tomorrow’s stars.

What is your view in this matter. Please post your opinion in the comment box below.

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2 Responses

  1. Avatar S Hazarika says:

    I don’t trust the real powers behind the throne in BCCI. You may see lot of bhatijas and bhanjas playing cricket abroad at our cost in terms of nurturing future Indian talent.

    • Sunil sarpal Sunil sarpal says:

      Favouratism is part and parcel in any walk of life. What is required from bcci some kind of broader outlook. If a talent is recognised, he should be nurtured irrespective of his background. Lesson of sportsmanship be nurtured.

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