The visitors appeared out of the game at one point in the third and final One-Day International between India and England on Sunday in Pune, with the scoreboard reading 200-7 in pursuit of 330, but young all-rounder Sam Curran played a stunning knock that saw him single-handedly drag England back into contention. However, India won the thrilling decider thanks to some excellent death-over bowling, as England fell just seven runs short, despite Curran remaining unbeaten on 95 off 83 deliveries at the end.
“Lots of lessons learnt, great series to be apart of. Congratulations to India,” Curran tweeted a day later.
Curran’s knock and grace in defeat impressed Anand Mahindra, who responded to the tweet with high praise.
“If you’re looking for the definition of heroism, humility & grace…” he wrote on Tuesday, quote-tweeting Curran’s post.
Curran put together a 57-run partnership with Adil Rashid and a 60-run stand with Mark Wood as he attempted to complete an unlikely run chase despite being the last recognized batsman.
His 95 is also the joint-highest score by a No. 8 batsman in an ODI.
The chairman of the Mahindra group, Anand Mahindra, has been active in his tweets about the recently concluded India-England series.
He even bought shades that looked like Axar Patel’s after the all-debut rounder’s Test series.
Following the conclusion of the India-England series, the focus will shift to the Indian Premier League, which will begin on April 9.
In the marquee tournament, Chennai Super Kings will be represented by Sam Curran.