Sam Curran, England’s bright all-rounder, has shown his desire to learn from Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) setup. The 21-year-old was picked up by CSK at INR 5.50 crores to play in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The Super Kings had to go through an intense bidding war with the Delhi Capitals (DC) in order to bag Curran.
The all-rounder sounded excited to rub shoulders with his new mates in CSK and learn from Dhoni and Fleming, the skipper and head coach respectively. The Surrey cricketer also wishes to win the championship for CSK, who missed in the final last time after Mumbai Indians (MI) beat them by a solitary run in Hyderabad.
Super excited to join the CSK: Sam Curran
“Can’t wait to come to Chennai and meet all my new teammates, playing under MS Dhoni our captain and our coach Stephen Fleming. It’s obviously going to be a great opportunity for me to pick their brains and, hopefully, we can bring the trophy home to Chennai,” Curran was quoted as saying in a video uploaded by the Super Kings.
“Super excited to be joining the Chennai Super Kings for next season of IPL. A massive thank you to the coach, management staff. Just want to say I can’t wait to play in front of the home fans in Chennai,” Curran stated.
In the previous season, Curran played for the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) after being roped in at INR 7.20 crores. The Young Turk shone for them with a hat-trick against the Capitals. Curran also got to play against the CSK and felt privileged to have played versus the three-time IPL champions.
“I felt some amazing things, I was lucky enough to play last year against Chennai, and to play in front of the home fans this year is going to be really special. Hopefully, we can put in some great performances for the fans,” the southpaw added.
Apart from Curran, CSK brought three players. The Super Kings picked Piyush Chawla for INR 6.75 crores, Josh Hazlewood for INR 2 crore and Tamil Nadu spinner Sai Kishore for INR 20 lakhs.
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