IPL: Sam Curran reveals the secret behind his maiden hat-trick
Playing only in his debut IPL season, Sam Curran displayed exceptional bowling skills to bag his first ever hat-trick in the cash-rich Premier League. He stole the spotlight playing in his second match and was the architect of the Delhi Capitals collapse.
He became the youngest player to claim a hat-trick in IPL. How good was that? Curran simply nailed it. Bowling just 14 balls, he leaked just 11 runs and took 4 wickets It’s been the best bowling spell in this year’s IPL without the shadow of any doubt.
Curran turned things around for his team
For Sam Curran, it was all about turning things around for the team when Delhi Capitals were firm and solid during the chase. The 20-year-old youngster removed Colin Ingram, Harshal Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane in his hat-trick, in what turned out to be a perfect climax as Delhi Capitals were 14 runs short of crossing the target. Curran was named the man of the match for his incredible bowling figures that helped Kings XI Punjab pull off the ropes from the jaws of the defeat.
Sam was at the post-match presentation to explain how he held his nerves well and executed his plans. He also added that he worked a lot on his batting over the last few months and his performance against India during the home series last year serves as a testimony to the fact.
“Great win for the guys. I tried to put a performance for my team. Luckily enough, we scraped to 166, all the six bowlers were excellent. I have worked a lot on my batting over the last few months. I like to work hard on my batting, bowling and fielding. I have opened in school cricket, but think this was the first time in professional cricket. Hopefully, we keep winning games,” Curran added.
Curran talks about his hat-trick
Talking about the special hat-trick which turned the game well and truly in Kings XI Punjab’s favour, Curran said, “I didn’t really know (about the hat-trick). The crowd got really loud, I couldn’t hear myself. Ash told me what to do. Ryan Harris was standing at the third man region. Against the Iocal batters, I had to ask our players, “Where does he hit?”. Shami got two amazing overs in the end which helped.”