England all-rounder Sam Curran has played brilliantly in the match played between Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. He starred with bat and ball in Chennai Super Kings’ five-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in the 2020 Indian Premier League opener.
The English all-rounder was bought by CSK for Rs 5.5 Crore at the IPL auctions last year, returned figures of 1-28 from four overs to restrict Mumbai to 162. Later, having been promoted to No. 6, he scored a six-ball 18 (2×6, 1×4) to push CSK over the line at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Curran has played for Kings XI Punjab last year, where he picked a hat-trick against Delhi Capitals. He also scored a 23-ball fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2019.
Speaking on playing without fans, Curran said that he has been used to the bubble with the England team but while playing IPL, he is used to seeing big crowds but this time it is all different.
“I have been used to the bubble with the England team. But you are used to seeing big crowds in IPL, so it was different”, Curran said.
On his all-round display, Curran said, “I was actually really excited when I was coming to Chennai [CSK]. Haven’t met a lot of guys, haven’t had much to think, landed two days ago and straight out there.
“To be honest, very surprised I went in but he’s [MS Dhoni] a genius, he obviously thought something. I think so [left-right combo], that was the over we wanted to target – a six or out approach”, he added
Sam Curran was highlighted in the summer of 2018 when he tormented India during a five-match Test series which England won 4-1.