Jos Buttler on Sam Curran’s valiant 95-run knock vs India: He has shades of MS Dhoni

England stand-in skipper Jos Buttler noticed shades of the ”nice finisher” MS Dhoni in Sam Curran’s valiant knock on Sunday because the younger all-rounder completed with 95 not out with England falling agonizingly in need of the successful whole by 7 runs

Sam Curran scored an unbeaten 95 in the series finale vs India on Sunday (Reuters Image)

Sam Curran scored an unbeaten 95 within the sequence finale vs India on Sunday (Reuters Picture)


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England stand-in captain Jos Buttler mentioned that Sam Curran had shades of former India captain MS Dhoni in his valiant knock of 95 runs in opposition to India within the sequence decider on Sunday in Pune. Curran waged a lone battle in the long run however it was not sufficient as India restricted England to 322 in 50 overs.

The defeat not solely denied England a primary ODI sequence win in India in 36 years but in addition means they finish the tour with no victory in any of the three codecs, having misplaced the Assessments 3-1 and Twenty20s 3-2.

With all eyes will now be on the IPL starting on April 9, Buttler believes Curran, who’s within the Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings, may have an awesome alternative to speak to the previous India captain.

“I’m sure Sam would want to talk to MS about tonight’s innings,” Buttler mentioned on the digital post-match information convention.

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“I’m sure there were shades of the way that he (MS Dhoni) would have liked to take the game down if he was in that situation. He’s a great person for Sam to have a conversation with when he meets up MS (in the IPL).”

England all-rounder Moeen Ali can even play for CSK within the IPL.

“We know what an amazing cricketer, finisher MS Dhoni is. A brilliant learning curve for all our players to share dressing rooms with guys like MS” stature in the game. I’m very excited for them.”

The world champions had chased down 337 in 43.3 overs within the second ODI and Buttler mentioned 330-target was a manageable rating however they by no means had any partnership going.

“We were happy to chase that score. We thought that was a manageable score, but we lost wickets at regular intervals and never got those partnerships together. Never thought run-rate would be a big issue but we lost wickets,” Buttler mentioned.

“Small, small things could have done better. I think with the ball we were not quite as disciplined as we have been early on. We gave them a few too many easy boundary balls. They didn’t have to work too hard for those boundaries, but then we pegged back pretty well with spinners picking up those wickets,” he added.

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