IPL 2021: CSK’s Sam Curran reveals how he felt facing brother Tom Curran in IPL- England all-rounder Sam Curran, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, had a brilliant season this year. The left-arm pacer was MS Dhoni’s key bowler in the powerplay as well as death overs while he also proved his worth batting down the order. There is another member of the Curran family who is playing in the league for a different franchise. Tom Curran represented Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021 after being traded from Rajasthan Royals. Sam revealed how he felt while playing against his own brother on such a big stage.
“We grew up so competitive, always batting, bowling, fielding, doing everything. I have actually played against Tom in the IPL this year . On such a big stage it’s pretty funny. I was running in to bowl and I couldn’t stop laughing. You’ve got to try and be serious but sometimes you’ve got to realise that it’s a bit of fun and whatever happens happens. He nicked one for four which I wasn’t happy about and had a word with him after the game,” said Curran.
Sam, who at 22 has already played 42 games for England in international cricket.
Talking about stump microphones on the prevalence of on-field sledging, Curran said, “We all know now when we’re playing that when you walk past the stumps there’s a microphone there. I think guys just need to be a little bit more subtle in the way they approach their verbal ways but at the moment it’s very difficult if you’re in a battle and you want to say something so you gotta say it.”
— Sam Curran (@CurranSM) April 1, 2021
“You’ve just got to keep it as clean and clear as possible. You don’t want to say the wrong thing and be caught in the media game where they can spin it and then next thing you know you’re a ‘bad guy.’ There’s still a bit of sledging but I think that’s a healthy thing,” he added.