England bowling all-rounder Sam Curran introduced himself in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with a match-winning performance, both with the bat and with the ball, during his side's 14-run win over Delhi Capitals (DC) on Monday.
The 20-year-old, who made his name in the Test format with some brilliant performance against India in 2018, showed in Mohali he is equally prudent when it comes to the shortest format.
He scored a 10-ball 20 with the bat, and then backed it up with 4-11 in 2.2 overs, which included a hat-trick, to help the home team recover from an improbable situation and attain victory.
Following his devastating performance, the youngster, while celebrating the success with his team owner Preity Zinta, broke into an impromptu 'Bhangra' along with the Bollywood actress, video of which was shared on Twitter by the official handle of IPL.
Curran first showed his prowess with the bat after he was surprisingly sent out to open the innings. He showed no sign of anxiety and tonked the ball across the park on his way to a 10-ball 20.
Following his knock, the likes of Sarfaraz Khan, David Miller and Mandeep Singh played cameos to help the home team post a respectable 166 for 9 on the board.
In reply, DC were on course to chase the target in comfortable fashion for most part of their innings. Each of Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Colin Ingram were amongst the runs as the visitors required a mere 23 from the final 3 overs.
But up stepped Curran in the 18th over, as he conceded just four runs, but more importantly, got rid of Ingram and Harshal Patel in the space of four deliveries.
And if that wasn't enough, the 20-year-old, defending 15 in the last over, dismissed Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane in the first two deliveries to not only get himself a hat-trick, but also a win for his side.