Sam Curran forcefully moved a cameraman near the boundary during England’s fielding in the World Cup match against Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
A video of this incident quickly gained attention on social media, showing Curran attempting to push the camera away to prevent it from focusing on him.
Afghanistan got off to a strong start in their third 2023 World Cup match against England as Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran formed a partnership of over 100 runs.
Gurbaz played the role of the aggressor during this 114-run opening stand, taking charge against the English bowlers, especially against Sam Curran in the ninth over. Gurbaz hit two fours and a six off Curran during that over, leading to the England all-rounder conceding 20 runs.
Sam Curran forcefully shoves cameraman during England’s World Cup match against Afghanistan
In the following over, something unusual occurred while Sam Curran was fielding near the boundary. As a cameraman approached for a close-up shot, Curran, who appeared to be frustrated after his previous over, turned and forcefully pushed the camera away, signaling the cameraman to stay away from the playing field.
Although the commentary didn’t address Curran’s actions, fans on social media noticed the incident and shared their disappointment. Curran participated in England’s previous two World Cup matches, taking a wicket in each match against New Zealand and Bangladesh.
Following their remarkable victory over Shakib Al Hasan’s team, England seeks to build on this momentum. The team had encountered a surprising nine-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the World Cup’s opening match in Ahmedabad on October 5.
Afghanistan is still in pursuit of their first victory in the tournament. They began the edition with a lopsided loss to Bangladesh in Dharamsala.
In their second match against the host team India, Afghanistan made a spirited effort with the bat, scoring 272/8, but they couldn’t contain India’s dominant batting lineup, allowing them to chase the target with exactly 15 overs remaining.