Karun Nair picks his two favourite IPL teams barring Kings XI Punjab

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  • The KXIP batsman was asked to name his favourite IPL teams, except the current franchise.

  • Nair also talked about his comeback into the Indian team and how heavy is the tag of being the second triple centurion for the country.

Karun Nair picks his two favourite IPL teams barring Kings XI Punjab
Karun Nair. (Image Source: Twitter)

Karnataka’s batting stalwart Karun Nair rose through the ranks after his impressive performances in the Ranji circuit.

From there on, Nair accumulated a string of brilliant performances in the IPL, representing the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD).

The Indian selectors did not delay his Test debut, by giving him an opportunity during the 2016 England series.

Nair paid rich dividends for the faith entrusted on him and slammed a triple ton in his debut series. However, Nair could not fulfil his potential as he garnered a string of disappointing performances in the subsequent 2017 Australia series.

His lean patch continued even after being bagged by his current franchise Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 edition of IPL.

Now, the Karnataka batsman, during a recent interaction, has revealed his two favourite teams in the IPL, barring KXIP. There, he named Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and his former team Delhi Capitals.

Later, Nair was asked whether the tag of being the second triple centurion for the country is a burden on his shoulder.

“I don’t think it is too much of a tag. It is definitely not a burden. It is, in fact, something which I can look upon and always go back and feel proud of. It is something that is never going to go away from me, so you need to look only at the positives,” Nair told Times Now.

In the end, Nair was asked about his comeback into the Indian team, which is long overdue.

“Honestly, the comeback has not happened and I have not got many chances from thereon. But for that to happen, whenever I have come back to domestic cricket, I have not been consistent enough to put up my hand and say that ‘I need to be playing in the XI’. It is important for me to consistently score runs at domestic cricket. Selection is not in one’s control, so I have to pounce on every opportunity and make them count big time,” Nair concluded.

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