Karun Nair joins legendary Karnataka-born personalities who did well in Chennai
- Karun Nair hit headlines by scoring his maiden triple Test ton.
- It was his only third Test for India.
- Although not born in Karnataka, Karun lives and represents Karnataka in Ranji Trophy.
Karun, who began his fireworks on Monday with his maiden Test ton, which was converted into Test double ton and eventually he scripted history by reaching the 300-run mark.
Here is a list of celebrities from Karnataka who has performed incredibly well in Chennai:
The late actress and politician, who served as Tamil Nadu's chief minister for five terms, was born in Karnataka's Mandya district.
The global superstar, who has been ruling Indian cinema over 40 years, was born in Bangalore when Mysore was the state.
The all-rounder of Indian film industry - dance choreographer, film director, producer and actor - who has worked Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Kannada films was born in a Kannadiga family in Mysore.
His 13 for 181 that set up India's victory against Australia in 2004 is one of the best performances of India's all-time best spinner. Interestingly, that spell of Kumble came at Chennai's Chidambaram Stadium. However, rain gods denied India a superb victory.
Karun Nair's mentor and Indian cricket's Wall, Dravid notched up his maiden ODI hundred in Chennai in 1997. Karun, who was six at that time, now has something his mentor never managed to achieve - a Test triple hundred.
Karun Nair's Karnataka teammate, Rahul missed out of a double Test hundred by a run. His dismissal on 199 in the Chennai Test will probably be always remembered. However, his century in Chennai was his first Test hundred on the Indian soil.