India’s second triple-centurion in Test cricket, Karun Nair, recently sent an emotional tweet. The right-handed hitter requested a second chance from cricket on social media. The day the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) released its roster for the Ranji Trophy matches against Services and Pondicherry, Nair tweeted.
Nair has been passed over for a spot in the Ranji Trophy squad for the first two games despite not being selected for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy or the Vijay Hazare Trophy squads.
Nair tweeted on Saturday, “Dear cricket, give me one more chance.”
Here’s the tweet:
Nair, a Test cricket record holder, hasn’t participated in a senior-level match since August. In the Karnataka Premier League, he most recently represented Mysuru. Nair can make a comeback as the tournament goes on because the selectors have already chosen the squad for the first two games.
Nair played 6 tests and 2 ODIs over the course of the following 12 months after making his India debut in June 2016. He continued to play with the Test team until 2018. He was released after the year’s England trip and hasn’t been invited back since. Incredibly, Nair was not given a spot in the starting lineup for the fifth Test match against England.
Mayank Agarwal, a member of Team India who is not leading his state team, will do so. R Samarth will be the right-handed batsman’s assistant. The Karnataka team features a star-studded lineup, including Manish Pandey. Players like Shreyas Gopal, Ronit More, and Shubhang Hegde are named in the lineup for the first two games.