Sam Curran is celebrating his 23th birthday today (June 3). Photo: BCCI&
- England all-rounder Sam Curran is celebrating his 23th birthday today (June 3)
- The youngster is a regular in Chennai Super Kings’ playing XI since his debut
- Curran had first joined the Yellow Army for Rs 5.5 crore in IPL 2020 auction
Sam Curran turned a year old today (June 3) and is celebrating his 23rd birthday. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder has been a regular to India for the past couple of years and has also played international cricket in the country. Curran is part of CSK, a team that he had joined in 2020, in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Yellow Army took to Twitter and shared a special message for Curran, who is one of the youngest players in the ‘Dad’s Army’. It is to be noted that the CSK squad includes a number of players who are aged above 30.
“Growing younger by the year is our #KadaikuttySingam. Send in the birthday whistles! #WhistlePodu #Yellove,” CSK wrote on Twitter. Check out their post –
Curran had started his IPL career with Punjab Kings in 2019. Picked up for a huge sum of Rs 7.2 crore, Curran scored 95 runs and scalped 10 wickets, which included a hat-trick. He was released after one season.
CSK were keen to get his services in IPL 2020 auction and made more than 10 bids to acquire his services for Rs 5.5 crore. Curran scalped a wicket and scored 18 off just 6 balls in his maiden outing for CSK. The Yellow Army defeated Mumbai Indians in that contest.
In 2021, Curran scored 52 runs and dismissed 9 batsmen before the tournament was suspended. Given his performance and age, Curran is one of the players who could be retained by CSK ahead of IPL 2022. He is just 23 and has a long career ahead of him.
Curran looks all but set to miss the 2nd phase of IPL 2021 as he is now part of England’s white-ball squads as well. The England Cricket Board has already confirmed that it won’t allow the national players to skip the fixtures. England have a packed schedule before T20 World Cup 2021.