New Delhi, Dec 19: Cricketers around the globe hailed young Karun Nair as he slammed his maiden triple century in Test cricket, at Chennai on Monday (Dec 19).
On Monday, the 25-year-old Karun converted his maiden Test ton into a triple hundred, against England on the 4th day of the 5th Test.
He became only the second Indian batsman to achieve this feat after Virender Sehwag, who did it twice.
Karun remained unbeaten on 303 as India declared at a mammoth 759/7, a lead of 282 runs.
Cricketing fraternity hailed Karun Nair as he stormed into the record books. It was after a gap of 12 years when an Indian cricketer has hit a triple hundred in Tests.
Virender Sehwag and West Indies batsman Chris Gayle, both of whom have slammed triple hundreds in Test, welcomed young Karun Nair into the elite club.
Nair became third batsman after Sir Garry Sobers (365*) (WI) and Bob Simpson (311) (Aus) to convert his maiden Test century into a triple ton.
Here's how cricketing fraternity hailed Karun Nair:
This is what Virender Sehwag had to say:
This is how Chris Gayle reacted.
This is how Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Karun.
This is how Harbhajan Singh reacted.
This what BCCI chief Anurag Thakur had to say.
This is how International Cricket Council congratulated Karun.
This is what commentator Harsha Bhogle had to say.
Karun Nair becomes 6th youngest cricketer to hit a triple hundred.
This is what senior cricket commentator Ayaz Memon had to say.