Karun Kaladharan Nair
- Role : Top-order batsman
- Bat : Right-hand bat
- Bowls : Right-arm offbreak
- DOB : December 6, 1991, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Karun Kaladharan Nair is a cricketer who has represented India in the short-over formats. He started playing cricket at the age of 10 and made his first-class debut for Karnataka in the 2013–14 season in which they won the Ranji Trophy. He was instrumental for Karnataka winning the trophy. In their final league game and the first-two knockout matches, he hit three consecutive centuries matches. In the following season, Karnataka won the title again; with Nair amassing 709 runs in their 10 matches, including 328 in the final against Tamil Nadu; becoming the first batsman since 1946–47 to score a triple century in a Ranji final.
In 2016, he made his Test debut against England. He scored an unbeaten 303 in the final match of the series, becoming the third international cricket player to convert his maiden century into a triple century. He also became the quickest batsman to get a maiden triple-hundred in Tests; hitting the triple-century in just 3 innings. Possessing the uncanny ability to play shots on the up and take the ball on the rise, he has displayed the skill to convert starts into big totals. He is a fine player of spin as well. Nair is a fluent stroke-maker who depends more on touch-play than raw power. When he gets going, Karun is a delight to watch.
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