IPL 2023
Sam Curran Receives A Punch From Virat Kohli After Bowling A Beamer
By CricShots - Apr 20, 2023 7:01 pm
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The 27th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is being played between the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the PCA Stadium in Mohali on Thursday, April 20. Amidst all the competitiveness, players from different sides often share light moments on the field. One such incident occurred when Virat Kohli jokingly punched Sam Curran after the latter bowled a fiery beamer to his opening Faf du Plessis.

Sam Curran
Sam Curran bowled a beamer to Faf du Plessis

With Shikhar Dhawan still recovering from injury, Sam Curran is leading PBKS. However, unlike his captaincy debut, he went wicketless in his second match, albeit he did return excellent figures of 4-0-27-0. But even after that, one of his deliveries attracted a lot of attention and the incident was shoved further into the spotlight by the scenes that unfolded after.

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It was the first ball of the 16th over which slipped out of Curran’s hands and ended up as a frighteningly high full toss. Faf du Plessis, who was on strike and batting on 67 off 47 balls, somehow managed to get away from the delivery line by bending down a little given the ball was heading straight for his skull.

The umpires rightly called it a no-ball, and Sam Curran immediately went straight to du Plessis to issue an apology. Unsurprisingly, du Plessis accepted Curran’s apology sportingly but what happened after that took Curran by surprise.

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Virat Kohli walked to the other end to check on du Plessis while Sam Curran headed in the opposite direction toward his bowling mark. The Indian veteran scared the Englishman out of the blue by throwing a few dummy punches toward him and they both laughed the matter off, establishing a friendly atmosphere in the cricket field.

Here is the video of the incident:

Here is how the netizens reacted to the incident: