Karun Nair: Happy to be mentored by Dravid

The batsman is elated with the fact that it offers him a chance to link-up with Rahul Dravid, who will be the team’s mentor.

Karun Nair... hoping to do well in the domestic season.   -  G. P. Sampath Kumar

Much more than the Rs. 4 crore that he bagged from Delhi Daredevils in the IPL auction here on Saturday, Karun Nair is elated with the fact that it offers him a chance to link-up with Rahul Dravid, who will be the team’s mentor.

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The Dravid Effect

More than the money, I am just really happy that I am going to be playing under Rahul Dravid who has helped me a lot when I was in Rajasthan Royals and in the Under-19 team.

Road ahead

I don’t think my life is going to change too much. I am only focused on training and putting up good numbers at the domestic level. Right now, my focus is on the Irani Cup and I hope I get picked for the Irani Cup. Once I’m done with that I can begin focusing on the IPL. I think with the responsibility I am going to work a little harder and give it more so I can succeed at that level. I am only going to work towards a good domestic season. I hope I get picked for the India Test side but that’s something I strive for. It’s not something that will happen overnight. Doing well in the auction does help your chances.

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