Karnataka and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Karun Nair on Wednesday (August 12) revealed that he was tested positive for COVID-19 around two weeks ago but has now recovered completely.
Karun informed Sportstar that he has tested negative and is feeling perfectly fine now. Only the second Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket, the batsman will now be hoping to put the illness behind him and focus on the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
In a recent interview with Times Now, Karun stated that the triple hundred is not a burden on him and its something that he will always feel proud of. He said, "I don't think it is too much of a tag. It is definitely not a burden. It is, in fact, something which I can look upon and always go back and feel proud of. It is something that is never going to go away from me, so you need to look only at the positives."
Talking about a possible comeback in Team India, Karun said, "Honestly, the comeback has not happened and I have not got many chances from thereon. But for that to happen, whenever I have come back to domestic cricket, I have not been consistent enough to put up my hand and say that 'I need to be playing in the XI'."
Karun will hope to stake his claim with an impressive performance for KXIP in the IPL, which is set to be played in UAE between September 19 and November 10.