All About Karun Nair And His Cricket Career

Karan Nair was born on 6th December 1991 in Jodhpur Rajasthan. He is an Indian batsman who is a very fluent stroke maker who relies a lot on touch play, not on sheer or dominant power, and he is an absolute delight to watch when he gets going.

Batting talent in India is always the talk of the town, as they keep on coming one after the other. Though some get lucky in the regard that they get a long run of opportunities to showcase their talent, and some don’t get.

.As far as Karun Nair is concerned, it can be told that he is lil bit unlucky. Despite being so talented, he hasn’t had a lot of opportunities to represent in Indian colours.

There could be multiple reasons for that. One of them would probably be the competition at the international level for the Indian cricket team, so whoever gets the opportunity make sure that they grab it with both hands; otherwise, someone else is sitting out there waiting for his turn.

The actual striking memory connected with the career of Karun Nair is his triple hundred in test cricket. Getting a double hundred in the longest format is an achievement, let alone the triple one. So he is amongst a few people who have achieved this milestone. It was an incredible knock against England. He played that game because of the injury of AjinkyaRahane.

 He was a terrific domestic performer, and he got the IPL contract because of those performances. He was first signed by Rajasthan Royals and then into the India A team. At both these places, his talent was shown brightly, and look like it was a matter of time before he would be knocking on the doors of the Indian cricket team. 

 All that struggle, IPL, and Domestic Cricket performances made way for his international debut. He debuted for India in the 2016 limited-over series against Zimbabwe, where he featured for a couple of matches.

Personal Information About Karun Nair

Full nameKarun Kaladharan Nair  
HometownJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac SignSagittarius  
HobbiesWatching movies
Marital Statusunmarried
Test debutVs England 2016
ODI debutVs Zimbabwe 2016
Batting styleRight handed bat
Bowling styleRight arm off break
Height167 cm approx.
Weight67 kg
Hair color  Dark Brown
Eye colorBlack

 Family background of Karun Nair:

His parents, Kalandharan Nair and Prema Nair are from Chengannur in the Alappuzha district of Kerala. 

His father, Kaladharan Nair, was a mechanical engineer. He was posted in jodhpur at his son’s birth. Later, he moved with his family to Koramangala, Bangalore, where he also worked on the Sprinkle system at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. His mother, Prema, is a teacher of ChinmayaVidyalaya, Bangalore, and he has an elder sister whose name is Shruti Nair.

He was born as a premature baby, so his parents were advised by the doctors to introduce their son to Sports so that his weak lungs could get some treatment.

And could get better and improve, so they wanted him to play cricket and 

they made sure that he joined the cricket academy as well, and he joined it in 2001.

 All formats career of Karun Nair:

The domestic career of Karun Nair:

He made his first-class debut in the 2013-14 season in which Karnataka won the Ranji Trophy. He scored three consecutive centuries in their final League game and the first two knockout matches.

Karnataka won the title again and 2014-15 with Nair scoring 709 runs in their ten matches, including a mammoth knock of 328 in the final against Tamil Nadu, which helped Karnataka register an innings victory.

He has an excellent and astonishing record of being the second player for Karnataka to score a triple century and the first batsman to score a triple century in the Ranji final since 1946-47. The century that he achieved was the highest score made by a batsman in the final of the Ranji Trophy.

Nair’s incredible performances announced that a star has already been from Karnataka in the Indian circuit, and it wasn’t that hard to spot Karun’s flamboyance as a batsman.

In October 2018, he was named in India’s escort for 2018-19 The Other Trophy; following one. He was named one of eight places to watch ahead of the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy in August 2019. His name came in India’s red team squad for the 2019 Dilip trophy, so, within the years, his domestic performances and progress kept on improving and rising.

IPL Career of Karun Nair:

His IPL journey started in 2012 with Royal Challengers Bangalore, but his first chance to make an appearance with the bat came in 2013. He changed his franchise in 2014 and moved to Rajasthan Royals, and he had a pretty good season, to begin with, scoring 330 runs in 11 matches.

 The following season was the most disappointing one for him, where he managed to score only 181 runs in 14 matches. The best IPL season for him came in 2016 when he was a part of Delhi Daredevils, known as Delhi Capitals now, and he scored 357 runs from 14 matches with three half-centuries. Kings XI Punjab brought him in 2018.

This year in 2022, Rajasthan Royals has once again trusted in this local lad’s ability, and they have bought him for this year’s IPL, and he will be playing for Rajasthan Royals. The Expectations will be there because he is a local player, and Indian local batting talent has always made most of the contributions with some consistent batting for their respective franchises.

 There will be thought and hope that he will deliver for them, which could help them win their second IPL title.

His IPL record is having 73 matches with 66 innings and scored 1480 runs at an average of 24.26 with 83 is highest and with the decent strike rate of 128.36.

 Odi career of Karun Nair:

His ODI debut came against Zimbabwe in 2016, and he scored only seven runs in the second ODI. He managed to score 39 runs. After that series, he has failed to take his place in the national side in ODI’s, so his ODI stats and record is very minimal, and he has not got enough opportunities so far, but there will be hope that if this Karnataka guy performs well in white-ball Cricket for his 

the trained team, he will raise some questions in front of the selectors.

Test Career of Karun Nair:

His Test cricket debut came in 2016 against England at Mohali. In the third match of his Test career, he scored a magnetism triple hundred. He became the third international player to convert his maiden century into a triple table century.

 He joined the list containing West Indies Legend Sir Garfield Sobers and former Australian captain Bob Simpson. He scored 303 runs and became the man of the match. Still, the most disappointing and sad part of his test career is that test match where he scored a triple century in the absence of AjinkyaRahane, the sure starter for the Indian test team as a middle-order batter at that time. Once he returned to the team fit from his injury, he made it into the 11 straight away, with India just opting to play Five batters. It was always on the cards that Karun would have to sit out.

It was unbelievable that he had to miss out in the next game after scoring a triple hundred, but that’s what cricket is all about sometimes. Combinations are more important than individual performances. His test record so far is pretty short, having played Only 6 Matches and seven innings with 374 run at an average of 62.33 with 303 as his highest, and his strike rate is pretty impressive though he has just played six matches, but he played at a dominating strike rate of 73.91.

 Achievements of Karun Nair:

  1. He scored a triple hundred in test cricket and was the only third player in cricket history who has converted his maiden century into a triple century.
  • In the 2014-15 Ranji Trophy season, he had bloodshed of consistency scoring 700 drugs at an average of 47.26, which helped Karnataka retain its title.
  • In the 2016 edition of IPL, he was brought by Delhi daredevils known as Delhi capitals now for a considerable sum of Indian rupees 4 crores which were 40 Times bigger bid 
  1. then of his actual base price.

 Social media handles of Karun Nair:

Instagram followers are 416k

  Total followers of Twitter are 429k

Net Worth of Karun Nair:

 Karun Nair has an estimated total Networth of Rs. 30 Crores ($ 4.3 Million) in 2021, and His primary source of income is Brand Endorsements and playing cricket.

He has played a decent amount of IPL cricket, too. That’s added value to his worth.

He has a strong fondness for cars. He did not want a common vehicle. Nair’s choice of car was the red Ford Mustang which he wanted to own someday.


  1. Is Karun Nair capped?

He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off break bowler. He is the only second Indian batter to score a triple century in Test cricket.

  • When did Karun Nair hit triple century?

2016 against England.

3) Which team is Karun Nair?


Rajasthan Royals