For a team that has often been labelled as the underachievers of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Delhi Capitals (DC) made a roaring start to shrug off past disappointments in the 2019 edition. The Shreyas Iyer-led side stunned three-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in their opening match before a narrow loss against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
But, a spirited show against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) that saw them record their second win of the season after surviving a nerve-wreaking one-over eliminator, highlighted Delhi's improved character this season. Having secured two wins out of three games, Capitals were on their way to record their third triumph before Sam Curran's sensational hat-trick turned the game in Kings XI Punjab's favour.April 1, 2019
Chasing a total of 166 runs, Delhi were cruising at 144/3 in 16.3 overs before suffering a massive batting collapse. The visitors lost seven wickets in a mere 17 deliveries as Punjab pulled off a 14-run win out of the jaws of what initially seemed like a certain defeat. Mohammed Shami and Sam Curran were the heroes for Punjab, but it was arguably the young Englishman whose figures of 4-11 (including a sensational hat-trick) made the difference.
For someone who had earlier slammed a 10-ball 20 before rattling Delhi's line-up with the ball, Curran was rightly adjudged the 'Man of the Match'. But, after impressing everyone with his batting and bowling, the 20-year-old saved the best for the last as he was seen flaunting his 'Bhangra moves' with KXIP owner Preity Zinta after their cracking win.April 1, 2019
A brief video of the Curran's dance with Zinta was, later, shared on the official handle of the IPL. And, the cricket fans in the country were quite understandably impressed.
Hame pata tha ye ladka kuch kar dikhayega #samcurran— Raj Aryan (@raj_aryan817) April 1, 2019
yaar! sam kitna cute hai!!!ðððâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸— aditii ð®ð³ (@Sev_Khamani) April 1, 2019
Nice young man— Nandan Sinha chawkidar (@NandanSinha14) April 2, 2019
pretty cool bhangra moments.#KXIP— Deepak Singh Visht (@DeepakVisht) April 2, 2019
Nice celebration ...preity and sam— Ganesh patil (@Ganeshp68252196) April 2, 2019