England suffered a four-wicket defeat against West Indies in the first ODI match in Antigua on Monday.
However, the spotlight was on the versatile all-rounder Sam Curran who managed to create a significant buzz on various social media platforms.
A video clip of Curran donning sunglasses while at the crease went viral, adding an element of style to his performance. In the process, Curran joined the ranks of luminaries like Chris Gayle, Clive Lloyd and Daniel Vettori. The English all-rounder showcased a touch of flair with his eyewear.
The viral video has garnered more than 274.2k likes on social media platform X.
Sam Curran batting with sunglasses.— Anirudh Kalra (@CricketKalra) December 3, 2023
In 90's we saw Brian Lara and specially Jack Russell do it.
Do you guys remember any other cricketer who had glasses on while batting? pic.twitter.com/KcgpaDP4xE
In response to Curran’s video, several fans have flooded the comment box with amazing comments.
“Sam Curran gave 98 runs in 9 overs and England lost the match, he was in news for both good and bad reason,” wrote a fan.
“I’ve often wanted to do it but chickened out. It makes no sense not to do it really especially when I’ve just fielded in the slips in a pair of prescription Oakleys. But then you see older club players batting with transitions lenses in regular specs and it’s not even a thing,” tweeted another fan.
In response to the video, a third user commented, “Gordon Greenidge used in a few test matches. Medical reasons.”