They say the darkest hour is the nearest daybreak. And Indian cricketer Karun Nair must know a circumstance or two about it.
The 25 -year-old, playing only in his third test competition, threw an unbeaten triple hundred against the visiting England side on Monday in Chennai. But few are also aware that only months before he chiselled death.
In July, Nair narrowly escaped extinction after his craft capsized in Thampa River in the southern Indian commonwealth of Kerala, his native place.
He didnt know how to swim and had to be rescued by spectators, PTI reported. I was lucky to live again, Nair said as he recalled the incident after aim of dates play.
As Nair disappeared from persuasivenes to strength on Day 4 of the pair, on-air commentators couldnt stop gushing about his calm, dignified revels in the middle.
As records collapsed one after another, an Indian Tv presenter tweeted in approbation.
The whos who of the cricketing macrocosm, including former batsman Virender Sehwag who had been the sole Indian member in the illustrious 300 -club until then, heralded Nairs splendid knock that throw his team in an unbeatable position.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the young man for his achievement.
And the International Cricket Council, the games governing body, guessed it was among the best exam whacks of the year.
Nairs long innings, which covered over five periods in video games, prevailed him rich ovation from his fellow teammates as well as the opposition.
But his slam was no surprise to followers of Indias domestic cricket.
Nair, who represents the country of Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy( the Indian equivalent of English district cricket ), is known to be a long-innings participate.
It is also said that he has been groomed by famed Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid at the U-1 9 and India A degrees. And Nairs Monday innings realise him the first Indian and only the third in its own history of the game, to turn his maiden Test century into a triple.