Ind vs Eng 1st Test: Joe Root and Sam Curran get candid with ‘inspirational’ Street Child Cricket World Cup champions ahead of Chennai Test| Watch

Ind vs Eng Test series: Ahead of the much-awaited Test series in India, England skipper Joe Root and young sensation Sam Curran recently spent some time while chatting with Street Child Cricket World Cup winners Monisha and Paulraj as they swapped stories about becoming world champions, their favourite Indian player and the upcoming games.

The conversation was shared by the UK High Commission as the friendly gesture of recognizing the country of its sporting talents and the work done by Paulraj and Monisha to their work. The post was also shared by the Curran’s IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Check the entire conversation here:

Monisha- How do you like India? Have you travelled to India

Root- I have been to India many times before. We are very excited to get out of the hotel to enjoy a small piece of Chennai as a city.

Monisha- Sam has many girls fans in Chennai, especially on social media.They must be upset about not being able to see them play.

Sam- Ya, I know, and thank you. I obviously played for Chennai last year. It was a fantastic experience. I’ve experienced that, obviously the fan following on social media bit.

Root- When you were in London for the World Cup what was it like playing at Lord’s?

Paulraj- Playing at Lord’s was a dream come true. Even if you have millions, it may not be possible to get this opportunity. Nonetheless, we did play at Lord’s and then went on to win the World Cup finals. This will remain one of the proudest and happiest moments for me.

Sam – Who is your favourite cricketer?

Paulraj- Both of you.

Monisha- MS Dhoni.

Root- Sam has played under the captaincy of Dhoni during IPL.

Monisha- How was your experience?

Sam- It was an amazing experience. He’s obviously one of the most experienced captains around the world.It was amazing to get the opportunity to play with him. He is very calm and easy to play with. Exceptional, and I look forward to doing it again soon.

Monisha- We are so happy to see you Sam and Joe! I told everyone at home but they didn’t believe me. This is an unforgettable moment in my life.

Root- Thank to both of you. You should both be very proud of what you are doing for the street kids around India and other parts of the world as well. I think the way you have come out and spoken about certain things having read about you both. It’s really impressive. It shows great leadership from a young age and you should be immensely proud of everything that you do for the people around you and in similar conditions. And finally, on behalf of the England Cricket Team, we would like to at some point when we are allowed out the quarantine, get a shirt signed up and send it across to both of you.  I would also like to pass on a pair of my batting gloves as well.

Monisha and Paulraj- Sam and Joe thank you very much.

Root and Sam- You are welcome anytime. Conversation ends!

The opening Test of the four-match Test series between India and England is slated to begin at Chepauk Stadium on Friday. After exceptional performances of the two teams in their recently concluded series, both India and England will give a tough fight to each other in the exciting contest.

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