T20 World Cup Final: Player of the match against Pakistan in the finals of the tournament, Sam Curran said that he did not deserve the award. The player said that Ben Stokes was the real winner of the award after his all-round performance.
Melbourne,UPDATED: Nov 13, 2022 17:52 IST
Ben Stokes with Sam Curran in the T20 World Cup Final. (Courtesy: AP)
By India Today Web Desk: England pacer Sam Curran said that he did not deserve to win the player of the match award in the T20 World Cup Final, played between England and Pakistan on Sunday, 13 November.
Curran, who took three wickets for just 12 runs in the match registered the best figures by a pace bowler in a final of the tournament. After restricting Pakistan to just 137 runs in their 20 overs, England were put in a pickle by Pakistan bowling attack, but Ben Stokes’ half-century made sure that they won the game by an over remaining.
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Asked about how he felt after winning the Player of the Match trophy, a humble Curran said that he was not the correct choice for the award.
“Ahh! I don’t think this award is for me. Ben Stokes deserves this, as he has done this many times for England. So, I think he is the real owner of this,” Curran’s reaction won the heart of the crowed.
“The plan was simple. It was to bowl according to the dimensions of the ground. So I planned accordingly and executed them really well. Pakistan bowled brilliantly. They nipped around and put us under pressure. Stokes is a guy that we, the younger boys, look upto. He has the experience, and he has done it in these big stages. He is a great player. People do question him, which is incredible. Amazing crowd tonight,” the pacer further added.
Pakistan hung on to the game for a long while, courtesy of their bowling attack, but ended up succumbing to a late attack from Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali. This was the team’s second T20 World Cup title – only the second team in the history of the tournament to achieve the feat after West Indies.