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Welcome to the 300-club, it was very lonely for 12 years: Virender Sehwag to Karun Nair

India Today logo India Today 19-12-2016

Moments after Karun Nair became the second Indian to score a triple hundred in Test cricket, Virender Sehwag, who had done it twice, greeted the 25-year-old with a gracious tweet.

Nair, who was playing only his third Test, became only the third batsman after Garfield Sobers and Bob Simpson to convert his maiden Test hundred into a triple ton.

Nair, at 25 years, also became the youngest Indian and sixth youngest ever to register a triple hundred.

Sehwag had hammered two triple hundreds and nearly got another before he perished for 293 agaist Sri Lanka in Mumbai back in 2009.

Sehwag's first triple century had come in Multan against Pakistan in 2004. He followed that up with a sublime 319 against South Africa four years later, also incidentally in Chennai.

Congratulatory messages have started pouring in for Nair. Here are the best ones:

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