England’s rookie fast bowler, Sam Curran believes it is going to be a special feeling to bowl to Virat Kohli during the forthcoming series.
Curran said he was looking forward to sharing the dressing room with the Indian skipper at Surrey. Curran was pulling other club bowler’s leg, as they had to bowl to Virat Kohli. However, as Kohli suffered a neck injury in the IPL, his County stint ended before it even began.
Meanwhile, Curran had made an impressive start to his international career. The southpaw fast bowler said bowling to Kohli is like bowling to in-form England batsmen at the moment.
Curran is all excited to bowl to Virat Kohli.
In fact, it is well known that Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen especially in the limited-overs form of the game. Thus, the 20-year old fast bowler is looking forward to the challenge with all the zeal.
“I was pretty excited when he was meant to be my team-mate at Surrey and I was expecting to be laughing at the other county bowlers. Bowling at Kohli is probably like what other teams think bowling at England at the moment. They are special, particularly on these wickets. Now if I get the chance it’ll be my chance to get taken down! It’ll be fun,” Curran said.
Curran went on to add it would have been a good opportunity to play alongside Virat Kohli. He is one of the best in the business and Curran wants to experience the exposure of bowling at Indian captain.
Curran was looking to Play with Kohli at Surrey.
The left-hander bowler said the Surrey players were disappointed when Kohli could not make himself available for the County.
“You want to play against these big names and test yourself, find out where you need to improve. All the Surrey boys were gutted he didn’t come because we were expecting some big crowds and learning the way he trains, apparently he’s a freak in the gym, so it would have been special to work with him.”
It was surreal for Sam to play for England.
The Surrey all-rounder added it was surreal to be part of the England side. The young lad said it was a good exposure he received while playing alongside James Anderson and Stuart Broad.
“It’s been a pretty special couple of weeks. Wouldn’t have thought it at the start of the summer, thought I’d just deal with my Surrey stuff. However, that’s how things go, you just get on a roll and ride the rollercoaster and just try to enjoy it. Watching Jimmy and Broad on the sofa. Next thing I know I’m stood at mid-on watching while they are steaming in. It’s pretty surreal. I won’t forget it.”
Meanwhile, Sam Curran is part of the T20I squad against India. However, he could not break into the ODI team. The young all-rounder can be in contention to get his place in the first Test squad, as Ben Stokes will miss the Lord’s Test due to his court trial.