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Fingers crossed for more KXIP victories than hat-tricks: Sam Curran

Sam Curran is the toast of Kings XI Punjab after his hat-trick in a thrilling win over Delhi Capitals but he has remained humble in the wake of the adulation and is eager to see his team win more matches in the 2019 Indian Premier League.

Kings XI Punjab have been in superb form this season having won 3 out of their 4 matches. On April 1, KXIP secured one of finesh come-from-behind wins to stun Delhi Capitals in Mohali. Sam Curran had replaced the mighty Chris Gayle for that game and he stood up with a sensational display of pace bowling in the death overs.

The slide started for Delhi Capitals when Mohammed Shami dismissed dangerman Rishabh Pant and Curran felt that changed the momentum in the game. Curran was also impressed with R Ashwin’s direct throw which caught Chris Morris short of his ground.

The cricketing world has been in awe of 20-year-old Sam Curran who became the youngest player to take an IPL hat-trick. But Curran has instead chosen to focus on how good his entire team has been this season.

“Fingers crossed for more victories than hat-tricks, hopefully the boys can. We got some nice momentum. We have got a nice bunch of boys in the team and we really enjoy winning games for each other and so far so good,” Sam Curran told AajTak.

Curran said he had no idea he had taken a hat-trick but he recalled how Shami got KXIP back into the game.

“I think Delhi needed about 30 runs off 28 balls, when Shami got Rishabh Pant. That changed the game and then Chris Morris got run out on the first ball by our captain, which was pretty cool.

“I think we saw a few people leaving when they needed 23 off 21, I am sure that the people who left… It was an amazing win and the boys showed some great fight to get back into that position and luck that we got two points,” Sam Curran said.

Source: indiatoday.in

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