England seam-bowling all-rounder Sam Curran recently opened up about his tussle with his brother Tom in the recent season of the Indian Premier League.
Sam Curran, who represents the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, locked horns against his brother Tom when the three-time champions locked horns against the Delhi Capitals in their first game of the season.
Sam Curran won the bragging rights on that occasion as he smoked his brother for two-fours and as many sixes during his whirlwind cameo of 15-ball 34.
“We grew up so competitive, always batting, bowling, fielding, doing everything,” Sam Curran said during a podcast called Headstrong: An Innings With.
The IPL is a high-pressure arena where the best cricketers in the world lock horns against each other.
And so, it demands a lot of mental strength for any player to succeed. Sam Curran recalled that he found it tough to focus during one of his encounters with his brother in the cash-rich league as he couldn’t stop laughing while running in to bowl at Tom.
“I’ve 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 further said.
Sam Curran, unlike his brother Tom, had a brilliant season for the Chennai Super Kings where he once again proved his worth as an all-rounder as he chipped in with valuable cameos besides claiming crucial wickets for his team.
Tom Curran, on the other hand, once again struggled as a death bowler and he was consigned to the bench after he failed to defend 12 runs off the last over against Rajasthan Royals’ all-rounder Chris Morris.