CSK fans enjoy Sam Curran's old video after PBKS captain sinks RR to give them top 2 hope

Alternate captain of Punjab Kings Sam Curran did a huge service to Chennai Super Kings. The England all-rounder produced a match-winning knock that helped PBKS beat Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2024 match in Guwahati on Wednesday. This also gave CSK a chance to finish among the top two in the points table.

Punjab Kings captain Sam Curran celebrates(AFP)

RR, who succumbed to his fourth consecutive defeat, is still stuck at 16 points. If they lose their last league match and CSK beats Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their last league match, then the Ruturaj GaikwadThe team led by the team will finish second in the points table. A top-two finish is important because it gives teams two chances to reach the final.

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CSK fans couldn't help but thank Curran for his exploits in the middle. They even dug up an old video in which Curran, then a CSK player, talked about spoiling the party for other teams.

“We can definitely spoil the other team's party like we did with Kolkata. They are probably struggling for the playoffs and now if we beat Kings XI they will be eliminated as well, so it's a lot of fun “, Curran, who was released by CSK after IPL 2021, said in the video.

'Yellow still runs in his veins': fans thank Sam Curran

Chasing a tricky 145 on a slow pitch, Punjab relied on Curran's unbeaten 63 to reach their target with seven balls to spare.

Curran put together a key 63-run stand with Jitesh Sharma, who made 22, and despite losing his partner in the 16th over, took the team home to knock them off the bottom of the 10-team table.

Sam Curran leaves for T20 World Cup preparations

Curran, who took over as Punjab captain midway through this season following an injury to regular skipper Shikhar Dhawan, and teammate Jonny Bairstow will depart for England on Thursday in preparation for the T20 World Cup in June.

“Jonny and I are leaving tomorrow,” said player of the match Curran.

“Obviously nice. I really enjoyed the season, I enjoyed being captain. The atmosphere around the group was really good. Excited about the World Cup.”

Most of England's IPL players, including Rajasthan's Jos Buttler, have already left home ahead of four T20 matches against Pakistan in preparation for the World Cup in the West Indies and the United States.

Impact substitute Ashutosh Sharma smashed 17 and the winning run to hand Rajasthan their fourth consecutive defeat in this edition of the T20 tournament.

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