Nasser Hussain all praise for Sam Curran for showing character in abundance

first_imgFormer England captain Nasser Hussain lavished praise on young England all-rounder Sam Curran for his match-winning display against India at the Edgbaston Test.Curran took four wickets in the first innings after India were off to a good start and then scored a 65-ball 63 after England were reeling at 87/7 in their second innings. His knock made sure that England have a lead of 193 and defend it somehow.The hosts then went onto to defend that after Ben Stokes’ impressive bowling on the fourth day of the Test match and won the Test by 31 runs.Curran, 20, was adjudged the man-of-the-match for his efforts and Hussain said that Curran was a deserving man-of-the-match because he turned the game around on his own.Also read – Watching Virat Kohli bat was an eye-opener for young Sam Curran”He has won England this game. India might say Kohli got 200 runs but who turned this game around? A 20-year-old. It’s a phenomenal achievement,” Hussain told Sky Sport. Sam Curran hit his maiden Test fifty in the second innings of the Edgbaston Test (Reuters Photo)”He changed the course of two innings. He came on with India 50-0 and pitched it up, swung it and got four for nothing and he then went in with England 87-7,” he added.Hussain went on to say that one has to pick the players depending on their character rather than the performance in county cricket.Also read – Nasser Hussain criticises Virat Kohli’s captaincy as India lose in Edgbastonadvertisement”I always used to say pick someone on their character more than what they are showing in county cricket. He has character in abundance,” he said.Hussain also praised the England squad for showing the collective effort on the ground unlike India.”It was more of a team collective from England to beat India who relied heavily on one or two, the great one being Kohli,” he said.”It just felt like a group of England cricketers taking on one or two Indian players,” he added.last_img

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