Top-notch batter Karun Nair has had "no conversation" with the India coaches and team management on why he did not play in any of the five tests in England. Nair was part of the original squad of 18 men from India for the Tests in England, but saw Hanuma Vihari, who was summoned as a replacement during the series, overcome it and debut in the fifth Test in The Oval.
On Saturday, Nair was left out of India's test team for the home series against the West Indies in October. Before that squad was named, Nair, in an interview with Cricbuzz said about the situation in England: "We [Nair, the selectors and the team management] have not had any conversation, nothing, it's difficult, but I do not have it. We went out and asked anything, but yes, we have not had any conversation. "
Nair spent his time in England working with the team's physical trainer, who, according to Nair, praised him for his fitness levels. "I've been spending a lot of time with [Shanker] Basu, our coach, and Sanjay Bangar, too, our batting coach," he said. "Obviously, many releases and many sessions on the network, but mainly I have been spending time with Mr. Basu, according to him, I am the most suitable person on the team at the moment, I am very proud of that and I just want to keep improving"
] Nair, who has played six Tests, became the second centurion of India, after Virender Sehwag, when he scored an unbeaten 303 against England in Chennai in December 2016. Since then, he has played only three more tests and none since March 2017. Those three tests were in the home series against Australia, and Nair had a high score of 26 in four innings.
Before the series against Australia, he did not play XI in one. – Home Test against Bangladesh, and after Australia was eliminated for the home and away series against Sri Lanka, and the Tests in South Africa. He returned to the squad for the only Test against Afghanistan, but not against the XI. In July, he traveled with India A to England, where he made two fifty years in six first-class innings against the Lions of England and West Indies A, with a maximum score of 93. That was followed by the Tests of England, where Vihari played before him.
"It is difficult, of course, for a human being, it is difficult to handle that situation, or to take that as a human being," Nair said. "But the team management and everyone involved makes a decision, and I, as a player, I have to accept it, there's nothing else I can do, every time I have the opportunity, I'll let the bat talk, I can not say anything else. about that. "
Nair is currently captaining the XI President of the Indigenous Board against the East Indians in Vadodara. In the first innings of that two-day game, Nair went to Shannon Gabriel for 29.