Sam Curran’s innings in the series decider against India had many shades of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni. He paced his innings just as how his CSK skipper would do in his playing days, taking the game deep. It was just that his finishing was not as polished as Dhoni who is hailed as the best in the business to finish games off both international cricket and in the IPL. Jos Buttler, England’s stand-in skipper said that Curran would surely like to talk to MS Dhoni about his knock.
With 14 needed off the final over to win, Sam Curran took it upon himself to win the game for his side, just like MS Dhoni would do. He also denied singles like his CSK skipper but failed to hit sixes to finish off the game.
Meanwhile, England skipper Jos Buttler at the post-match presser said that Curran would surely talk to MS Dhoni about his innings and learn a lot from him in the upcoming IPL season. Sam Curran and Moeen Ali will join the CSK squad straightaway from here on for the next IPL season. Thus along with Dhoni, Sam Curran is another option for a potential finisher’s role in the side given the way he almost won the match for his team.
Sam Curran Would Talk To MS Dhoni About His Innings: Jos Buttler
“I’m sure Sam would want to talk to MS about tonight’s innings. I’m sure there were shades of the way that he (MS Dhoni) would have liked to take the game down if he was in that situation. He’s a great person for Sam to have a conversation with when he meets up MS (in the IPL) said Buttler.
Buttler further said that it will be a learning curve for the players under MS Dhoni at CSK, hailing how great a finisher he was.
“We know what an amazing cricketer, finisher MS Dhoni is. A brilliant learning curve for all our players to share dressing rooms with guys like MS’s stature in the game. I’m very excited for them,” he added.
Jos Buttler is expected to join the Rajasthan Royals squad sometime later today. He had earlier said that skipping the IPL was never an option for him keeping in mind the World T20 preparations for the big event later this year.