IPL 2023
Devon Conway is a superb player across formats, says Sunil Gavaskar
By SMCS - Apr 18, 2023 2:30 pm
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Veteran India batter Sunil Gavaskar has applauded Chennai Super Kings opening batter Devon Conway, stating that he is a superb player in all formats of the game. Conway hit a 45-ball 83 to guide CSK to an eight-run win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a last-over thriller at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru as well.

Devon Coway
Devon Conway

Speaking to Star Sports after the game, Gavaskar said Conway is a very good player while praising the kind of shots he played against RCB. Conway scored 83 runs, smashing six boundaries and as many sixes in his innings as well.

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“He is a very good player. We’ve seen him at the Test level, where he’ll play orthodox cricket. In this format of the game, look at the kind of shots he played – the scoops, the cuts, the drives, the lofted shots, the pull shots, the flick, everything,” said Sunil Gavaskar. “This just tells you that if batters can get their minds around what they need to do, they can do it. Devon Conway is a superb player in all formats of the game.”

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

The 73-year-old veteran also praised CSK captain MS Dhoni’s twin catches in a crucial stage of the game, saying that the man with the big gloves can make the difference in such crunch situations. Notably, Dhoni took the catches of Glenn Maxwell and Faf du Plessis to turn the tide of the game in the middle overs as well.

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“There’s the dew factor as well, sometimes the ball can get wet and can slip out of your hands. The best of fielders drop catches and we have seen that. Eventually the man with the big gloves can make the difference because the gloves cushion the spin of the ball which the bare palms can’t do,” concluded Sunil Gavaskar.