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IPL 2024: “Cricket Is Turning Into Baseball” – Sam Curran Gives Epic Response Post KKR vs PBKS Match

IPL 2024: “Cricket Is Turning Into Baseball” – Sam Curran Gives Epic Response Post KKR vs PBKS Match

Extraordinary feat achieved by Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Led by the explosive batting of Jonny Bairstow, Punjab Kings successfully chased down KKR’s daunting total of 262 runs. Curran’s analogy of cricket morphing into baseball underscores the evolving nature of the sport, where power-hitting and aggressive play are becoming increasingly prevalent in the shorter formats of the game.

The post-match euphoria was palpable as Curran expressed his satisfaction with the team’s performance. Despite facing adversity in previous matches, the victory against KKR was a testament to their resilience and determination. Curran’s words resonated with the sentiments of cricket enthusiasts worldwide, who marvelled at the spectacle of Punjab Kings‘ record-breaking chase.

Reflecting on the trend of escalating scores in T20 cricket, Sam Curran attributed it to a confluence of factors. He highlighted the players’ enhanced skill sets, meticulous coaching strategies, favourable playing conditions, and the impact of technology in the form of a Decision Review System (DRS), which often results in additional deliveries being bowled.

The traditional metrics of cricket, such as batting averages and bowling economy rates, seem to be overshadowed by the sheer magnitude of runs being scored in modern-day cricket. Bairstow, the architect of the Punjab Kings’ victory, provided insights into their aggressive approach to chasing a mammoth target.

“Very pleasing. Most importantly the win, cricket has turned to baseball isn’t it? We’re delighted with the two points,” Curran said at the post-match presentation ceremony. “We had a tough few weeks as a team. Forget about the scores, we deserved this victory.”

He emphasized the importance of a strong start, exemplified by the blistering opening partnership of 93 runs in just six overs. In the high-stakes scenario of a 200-plus chase, Bairstow advocated for calculated risks and a fearless mindset, epitomizing the modern batsman’s ethos of ‘see ball, hit ball.’


“Loads of different things, guys can hit balls for long periods of time, the coaches, training, the dew, dot balls become wide after reviews and you get the extra ball. Stats are going out of the window. For us, it’s all about the small moments. With the ball also we hung in there.” Speaking about Bairstow’s unbeaten century and Shashank Singh belligerent innings.

He again said, “Really pleased for Jonny, he’s been on tour for a long time and was eager to score. Shashank, wow, he was promoted to No. 4 and he’s been our find of the season. We’ve to enjoy the small wins, although this was a big win coming to Kolkata.”

Sensational Shashank Singh Shines

Singh’s cameo further bolstered Punjab Kings’ pursuit of victory, earning him praise from both teammates and opponents alike. His ability to remain composed under pressure and execute his strokes with precision underscored his value to the team. Singh’s performance symbolized the depth and versatility of the Punjab Kings’ batting lineup, which proved instrumental in their historic triumph.

“Shashank has done it all season, a lovely guy and special player. To have someone like him coming in and do that is unbelievable. His knowledge, he’s not young either, he’s nice and calm, full credit to him the way he came out and hit it cleanly,” Sam Curran concluded.

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