English all-rounder bowler Sam Curran recently recalled the time when he broke into laughter while bowling at his brother Tom Curran in the Indian Premier League. READ MORE England name 15-man squad for Test series against New Zealand; No Stokes, Bairstow
Can’t Stop laughing
Sam, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, revealed how he couldn’t stop laughing while running to bowl to his brother Tom. Tom is a Right-handed player while Sam Curran is a pure left-hander.
Sam said growing up together he and his brother used to play the sport together and now they represent their country together as well. Sam also opened up about playing against Tom in the IPL, adding “You’ve got to realize that it’s a bit of fun and whatever happens… happens”.
Sam and his brother Tom first came face-to-face in IPL 2020, when the latter was playing for Rajasthan Royals. Sam was outstanding in the game as he picked up three wickets and scored a 6-ball 17.
Tom got better of Sam at one stage in the game when he hit a boundary off him courtesy of outside edge. But Sam bounced back and took his revenge in the latest edition of IPL as he hit his brother for a whopping 22 runs during the second game of the season between Chennai and Delhi Capitals.
“We grew up so competitive, always batting, bowling, fielding, doing everything. I’ve actually played against Tom in the IPL this year. On such a big stage, it’s pretty funny. I was running into the bowl, and I couldn’t stop laughing. You’ve got to try and be serious, but sometimes you’ve got to realize that it’s a bit of fun and whatever happens… happens,” Sam revealed.
Respective Teams on Top
Sam and Tom, who have been playing for England since 2018, had to return home early from India as the BCCI called off the 14th edition of the IPL due to the breach of multiple bio-bubbles and an inevitable surge of COVID cases in the camps.
Both their teams were on top of the points table before the IPL got suspended. Tom’s Delhi Capitals, led by Rishabh Pant, was sitting comfortably at the number one position before the suspension of IPL 2021, Sam’s Chennai Super Kings was looking invincible as they consecutively won matches on trot claiming number two position.