The first time Tom and Sam were up against each other was during IPL 2020 when Tom Curran was playing for Rajasthan Royals(RR) and Sam Curran for Chennai Super Kings(CSK). England all-rounder Sam Curran was a revelation for CSK in the 13th edition of IPL, hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was the only positive for the three-time champions in an otherwise forgettable season.
Sam Curran carried his brilliant run in the 14th edition of IPL as well as he again proved to be a match-winner for Chennai. Both the brothers faced each other in the second match of the now-suspended season. Tom was a part of the Delhi Capitals(DC) during IPL 2021 and the siblings clashed during the match between CSK and DC.
Playing for DC, Tom was having a decent outing with the ball as he had given away just 17 runs in his three overs. However, the penultimate over of the innings saw him leaking as many as 23 runs thanks to his younger brother Sam who smashed two sixes and a four. The incident fetched a lot of attention from the fans as the netizens came up with hilarious memes featuring the Curran brothers.
Tom & Sam grew up in a competitive environment
This was not the first time that the two brothers faced each other during the IPL. The first time when Tom and Sam were up against each other was during IPL 2020 when Tom was playing for Rajasthan Royals.
Tom Curran had a dream outing during the clash against RR last year. After that game English all-rounder Sam Curran revealed in an interview how the brothers grew up.
“We grew up so competitive, always batting, bowling, fielding, doing everything. I’ve actually played against Tom in the IPL this year. On such a big stage, it’s pretty funny. I was running to bowl, and I couldn’t stop laughing.”
Both brothers have had a great contribution in their respective IPL franchises and for the national side as well.