Record for Pujara, bad luck for Karun

Cheteshwar Pujara eclipsed Chandu Borde's five-decade-old national record of most runs by an Indian in a single season. And, Karun Nair, joined a handful of batsmen who had missed their next Test after scoring a triple-hundred.

Cheteshwar Pujara bettered Chandu Borde's mark of 1604 runs, which was the most by an Indian in a single season.   -  K. R. Deepak

While Cheteshwar Pujara may manage a smile on Thursday despite missing out on a Test hundred, Karun Nair would wonder what more could he have done after scoring a triple ton to miss out on a Test match.

Pujara eclipsed Chandu Borde's five-decade-old national record of most runs by an Indian in a single season.

Borde had scored 1604 runs in Tests and first-class matches in the 1964-65 season.

As Pujara reached 83, he aggregated his 1605th run of the season, surpassing Borde. With four more Tests to go, Pujara can aim for 2000 runs.

Pujara's also the third on the list, having scored 1585 runs during the 2012-13 season.

KARUN'S EXCLUSION

Only three players before Karun had missed their next Test after scoring a triple hundred.

Andy Sandham was 40 years old during the timeless Test against West Indies in Jamaica in 1925. Sandham was playing his 14th Test and scored 325. He subsequently got injured and never really recovered and his Test career came to an end.

The other two, who missed out on the next Test after a triple ton, are Sir Len Hutton and Inzamam-ul-Haq but in both cases, the players were not fully fit.

Hutton scored 364 against Australia at Oval in an Ashes Test in August and played the next Test against South Africa in December that year.

Inzamam scored his career-best 329 against New Zealand in Lahore in May 2002 and played his next Test against Zimbabwe in November 2002.

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