Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has credited his pre-season preparation as one of the key reasons for his current form. Nair was one of the standout performer in the Duleep Trophy, scoring 375 runs in three matches including a century and two half-centuries.

"I prepared really well over the last one and a half months for the season. It all came together during the Duleep Trophy,” Nair was quoted as saying by Firstpost.

"Lots of batting, lots of nets, lots of drills, lots of training sessions concerned with fitness.(There was) more emphasis on batting the whole day and batting two times a day, like doing two sessions, just working a lot more on the batting than usual."

"There were certain areas where I needed to work on, technically as well. Once I had gotten through that technical stuff, I started batting long hours, started hitting lots of balls so that I felt comfortable with the things I changed with the technical point of view."

Nair was quite vocal about how selectors have not communicated much with him as he has struggled to seal a spot in the Indian team despite a triple ton.

However, he is now looking ahead rather than looking behind.

"It's in the past now, I am not thinking about it at all. I am only thinking about the season and starting the season well which I have.

"And just continuing the good work I have been doing. What's gone is gone, I cannot keep thinking about the past. Just looking forward to the new season now."

"The Ranji season wasn't very good, I got five games and didn't get many runs. I don't know, maybe some technical flaws or something.

"There were a few things which I had to work on this season which I hadn't last season which I have done now, and like I said, I don't want to look into the past and keep thinking about that.

"This is a fresh season and I want to start afresh and start as though this is the start of my career."