Sourav lauds Nair for triple ton
19th December 2016
Former Indian skipper and CAB President Sourav Ganguly today lauded Karun Nair for his triple ton in a debut match. Karun’s unbeaten 303 in Chennai was an innings of maturity that saw array of shorts for his bat.
“He has really played well. A triple ton in any format of the game is appreciated. India made England field a long day,” said Sourav.
Asked about Nair's comparison with ex-India veteran Virender Shewag, who was a solo member of the three-hundred-club from India, he said, “They are cricketers of a different generation, so making a comparison is pointless. But Nair really batted well today.”
The 25-year-old middle-order bat crunched 32 boundaries and six sixes in his innings to propel India to a monstrous first innings total of 759 for 7, before declaring.
England finished the day 12 for 0 in 5 overs.
On the other hand, after a review meeting of Bengal’s performance in the Ranji Trophy, Sourav sound confident, saying, “The team is young and are learning from the mistakes, which is
most important. Over all,
they played well in the tournament, only a bit of
luck in favour and the entire story would have been different."
Asked about the performance of Pragyan Ojha, he said, “He is a fine player and there is no concern about his form and performance. He has done well this season, and I expect him to do well in future."
Present in the meeting was, CAB President Sourav Ganguly, Skipper Manoj Tiwary, Coach Sairaj Bahutile, and Asst. Coach Joydeep Mukherjee.
CAB MEDIA DESK