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PM Modi congratulates Karun Nair on triple ton

Last updated on: December 19, 2016 20:49 IST

Karun Nair celebrates on completing his triple century on Monday

IMAGE: Karun Nair celebrates on completing his triple century on Monday. Photograph: BCCI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Karun Nair on a splendid triple-century against England in Chennai on Monday.

Twenty-five-year-old Nair struck an unbeaten 303 to help India post a mammoth 759/7 in reply to England’s 477 on Day 4 of the fifth and final Test.

“Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat,” PM Modi tweeted.

Earlier, Virender Sehwag, who, until today was the only one Indian batsman to have scored a triple ton, also congratulated young Nair.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also congratulated Nair for scoring a triple century.

In a Facebook post, Vijayan wrote: "Let this achievement be an inspiration for him to climb more heights in his cricket career," Vijayan said.

Rediff Sports Desk
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