Can’t wait to play under Dhoni: Sam Curran hoping IPL 2020 will go ahead

Written by Vishwas Gupta

England all-rounder and Chennai Super Kings’ new recruit Sam Curran on Tuesday said he is looking forward to playing under MS Dhoni and that he hopes the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will go ahead at some point in time this year.

Sam Curran, who was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 5.5 crore at December’s auction, said he was set to join the training camp in March before the IPL 2020 was suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Curran made a solid impact in his first season in IPL 2019, contributing with the ball for Kings XI Punjab. The left-arm pacer was part of the hat-trick club last year in the IPL.

Curran was part of an England Test side that had to return home early from Sri Lanka after the series was cancelled due to the virus outbreak.

Stressing that it’s going to be an ‘incredible experience’, Sam Curran said he is eager to share the dressing room at CSK with some of the greats of the game and pick their brains. Curran said he’s heard a lot about CSK from their former batsman and England teammate Sam Billings.

“I am obviously very gutted to see what’s going on at the moment. We would have probably been together at the moment in Chennai but obviously there are a lot more more important things going on. I am very excited to be playing alongside the captain, MS Dhoni. That’s going to be really like an incredible experience for me,” Sam Curran said during an Instagram live with CSK.

“They have a great coach in Stephen Fleming. And there are huge Indian superstars there as well. Just to be able to pick their brains I have actually heard from Sam Billings. He was there for the last couple of years.

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