BCCI chief credits Rahul Dravid for Karun Nair’s record making knock!

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur congratulated Indian team and the middle order batsman Karun Nair for scoring his maiden triple century.

Anurag also credited Rahul Dravid, the Under 19 coach of Indian team, for nurturing and well grooming of the youngsters through his valuable tips and huge cricketing experience.

With the help of Nair’s unbeaten 303, Indian cricket test team piled up their highest total of 759 runs for 7 wickets in the Test cricket on the fourth day of the ongoing fifth and final Test against England at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

The Indian cricket board chief told ANI, “I congratulate Team India for this extraordinary performance. Young Karun Nair in his third innings, at the age of 25, has scored a triple century which is a big-big achievement. Heartiest congratulations to him,”

Thakur said in praise of Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid, who is responsible for Karnataka batsman Karun Nair’s historic knock against England, “It is the hard work which has been put by the cricketers. But much credit goes to Rahul Dravid, who has been bestowed the responsibility of nurturing them at under 19 level and India A sides, which gives them a platform to do well at that level and when they come to play at the senior level, they try and give their best. So, I think they are groomed well under Rahul Dravid,”

Anurag Thakur also praised India U-19 coach Rahul Dravid for his contribution in the developing and well grooming the youngsters, “Rahul Dravid has been bestowed the responsibility of nurturing them at U-19 and India A levels. This gives them a platform to do well at that level and when they enter the national team, they try their very best.”

The BCCI president also stated about the impact of Test captain Virat Kohli and head coach Anil Kumble. Thakur said, “They are groomed well by Rahul Dravid and when they play under the captaincy of Kohli and Kumble, they are doing extremely well. Congratulations to team India.”

The 25-year-old Karnataka player Nair has become the third highest individual scorer Indian batsman in the Test. Former opener Virender Sehwag’s 319 and 300, followed by VVS Laxman’s 281 and Rahul Dravid’s 278, which were the best Test scores before.

Karun Nair, who became the third player in the Test history, and the first Indian batsman, to turn his maiden hundred into a triple century.

With this total, team India surpassing the previous best of 726/9 declared against Sri Lanka in 2009 of the highest score against any opponent.