Twitter Reactions: Kings XI Punjab bags Sam Curran for INR 7.2 crores

Curran has had a superlative year.

Sam Curran
Sam Curran. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

England have produced a number of talented cricketer over the years, the latest of them is all-rounder Sam Curran. He forayed into international cricket during the Three Lions’ Test series against Pakistan at Headingley, Leeds and he didn’t disappoint by any stretch of the imagination. Thereafter, he was picked for the five-match Test series against India, captained by Virat Kohli.

In the first Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham, he picked up some crucial wickets and got the ball to move prodigiously. In the Brits’ second innings, he scored a magnificent half-century, which eventually took the match away from the visiting team. With the stupendous performance, he captured the imaginations of the supporters and also impressed the selectors.


Sam goes massive

Albeit he only has an experience of seven Tests and two ODIs, he is touted to have a bright future in the offing. Parking aside in Test and ODI career, he has had a decent T20 career as well. The 20-year-old has played 47 T20s, representing Surrey in England’s domestic cricket, in which Curran has notched 478 runs at an average of 15.93 and a decent strike-rate of 118.90.

He was recently blessed as he was listed as a marquee player in the auction of next edition’s Indian Premier League (IPL) with a base price of INR 2 crore. Bearing in mind his recent performance, he was expected to attract a significant bid.  Delhi Capitals (DC) started the bidding and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) joined the intense bidding thereafter.

After quite some time, the Capitals backed out and Kings XI Punjab joined the bidding. However, RCB didn’t back out. Eventually, it was Punjab, who managed to bag his services at a big price of INR 7.2 crores. He hasn’t played in India yet and it will be interesting to see whether he’s able to weave his magic in sub-continent conditions.

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