No sooner had India’s Karun Nair scored his maiden triple ton in Test cricket on the fourth day of the final match against England, users flooded Twitter with congratulatory messages for the young middle order batsman.
Cricketers like Virender Sehwwag, Chris Gayle, Harbhajan Singh took to Twitter to praise the performance of the young batsman.
Besides them, politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulated the young Indian star.
Here are some of the tweets:
Congratulations on the historic triple century @karun126! We all are delighted & proud of your remarkable feat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 19, 2016
Yay ! Welcome to the 300 club @karun126 .— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 19, 2016
It was very lonely here for the last 12 years 8 months.
Wish you the very best Karun.Maza aa gaya!
Nair, who is playing only his third Test match, smashed England bowlers all around the ground. Nair faced 380 balls to reach the milestone and punished the rival bowlers with 31 fours and four sixes.
Following this course, Nair became the second Indian batsman to score the triple ton after Virender Sehwag.
Nair’s 303 (not out)-run knock also helped India to pass their highest ever Test score of 726 runs.
Meanwhile, India declared their first innings on 759/ 7.