In the West Indies vs. England 1st ODI clash at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Sam Curran‘s cricketing woes took a spotlight twist, not for his bowling records, but for his choice of accessories. While registering the worst bowling figures for England in the ODI format—conceding 98 runs in 9.5 overs—Curran managed to grab attention earlier in the match with a rather unique cricketing fashion statement: batting with sunglasses.
Despite his forgettable performance with the ball, Curran showcased some batting prowess, contributing 38 runs off 26 balls, including three fours and two sixes. However, it was his distinctive eyewear that sparked a social media storm, drawing comparisons to his previous goggle-clad appearance in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Twitterverse erupted with humorous reactions, with one fan drawing a connection to Curran’s lookalike spotted during the India vs. Australia T20I series. The playful banter and memes circulated swiftly, providing comic relief even as Curran faced criticism for his bowling statistics.
This incident marks another instance where Curran’s on-field performance shared the stage with his offbeat fashion choices. Previously, Universe Boss Chris Gayle was seen batting with his glasses on. West Indies test captain Kraigg Braithwaite was also spotted wearing sunglasses while batting.