I will sleep well tonight, says Man of the Match Sam Curran
The all rounder recollected his conversation with former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara recently
Updated - Aug 4, 2018 6:56 pm
The Birmingham Test ended on a spectacular note with the hosts managing a close win by just 31 runs. Over the last three days, there has been some splendid cricketing action between both the teams. Virat Kohli played two fantastic innings and was unfortunate to end up in a losing cause. However, Sam Curran’s all-round efforts won the game for England.
The 20-year-old all-rounder who was only playing his second game turned out to play a match-saving grace for the hosts. First with the ball, and later with the bat, he played a crucial part in the victory. The youngster was absolutely thrilled with his performances as he spoke at the post-match presentation.
I will sleep well tonight as I couldn’t last night
The Man of the Match expressed his happiness over England’s victory in the first Test match. He was completely elated with his performances. He pointed out that Dinesh Karthik’s wicket calmed the nerves in the camp and credited Ben Stokes for catching the big fish, Kohli.
“I can’t take it all in, it is all very special. I am sure I will sleep well tonight as I didn’t get any sleep last night! When Jimmy got Karthik out it gave us confidence but Kohli was still there and it was still nervous. Thankfully, Stokesy turned the game around.” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Sanga taught me a few things about batting with the tail
Sam Curran recollected his conversation with former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara recently. All-rounder stated that he was given a few tips as to how to bat with the tailenders. He further spoke about the runs he scored in the middle and how he grew up as a cricketer with every passing day.
“I chatted to Kumar [Sangakkara] at the hotel the other day and he told me a few things about batting with the tail. A few came off the middle and I got a few runs. I grew up dreaming of playing Test cricket and I am trying to learn every day,” Curran added.