Chennai: In the absence of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane, Karun Nair grabbed the opportunity with both hands by hitting his maiden double century against England. The right-hander, who was unbeaten at stumps on Day 3, continued from where he left to reach the double ton on Day 4.
Nair, who has been one of India's most consistent players in first class cricket, drove Keaton Jennings through the off-side for a boundary to reach his double ton.
Watch how the entire dressing room went on its feet to laud the youngster's superb knock:
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Indian cricketers also heaped praise on Nair's knock:
Well done karun @karun126 very well deserved. Keep it going
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) December 19, 2016
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 19, 2016
With the brilliant knock, Nair became the third Indian cricketer after Dilip Sardesai and Vinod Kambli to convert their maiden Test 100 to a double century.