IPL: Rajasthan Royals Batsman Karun Nair Credits Shane Watson, Rahul Dravid For Match-Winning Knock

Karun Nair starred in Rajasthan Royals' seven-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in the first game of their Indian campaign on Saturday.

updated: May 04, 2014 14:38 IST
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New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals batsman Karun Nair, who fashioned the team's emphatic win over Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League 2014, says encouragement from captain Shane Watson and mentor Rahul Dravid is helping him perform as an opener.

With Dravid now watching the action from the sidelines, Nair has been batting alongside Ajinkya Rahane at the top.(Scorecard | Highlights | Schedule | Points Table)

The Karnataka batsman's unbeaten 73 off 50 balls not only ensured the team chase Daredevils' 152 for five with ease, the solid knock could help him establish his place in the Rajasthan playing eleven.

"There is always pressure when you have got quality batsmen waiting in the dug-out. I was looking to give myself little more time in the middle and Watto and the support staff backed me to do well. That really helped," Nair said of his effort.

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