CSK's Devon Conway produced a match-winning show in the IPL Finals

The Indian Premier League 2023 final was a true roller-coaster, with the Chennai Super Kings winning the title in the most thrilling way. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hit 10 runs from the final two balls to help his team win the title for the fifth time after Devon Conway laid the foundation with a 47 off 25. However, with rain pushing the match late into the night, Conway needed some external help to stay awake and deliver for his side on the grand stage.

The opener for CSK revealed that he had been drinking many cups of tea to keep himself awake as rain delayed the proceedings of the match. When his turn came to go out and bat, batting coach Mike Hussey also gave him a can of Red Bull to remain alert.

While revealing that he said that, Very unique—an emotional rollercoaster. I had many cups of chai just to keep myself going that late at night when we were all waiting during the rain break, not knowing how many overs we'd get in our chase. It was a little unsettling. Just before going in to bat, Mike Hussey, our batting coach, told me, "Mate, do you think you want a can of Red Bull to stay awake?" It was hard to stay mentally switched on, given how late it was. So I had a can of Red Bull to get sharp and awake again. It ensured I was switched on from the first ball."

Reliving the feeling of a match that practically lasted for three days, Conway said that the manner in which the game ended was something he had never experienced before.

The New Zealand batsman said, "It was actually quite cool to finish the game that way, because we'd never experienced something like that. Jaddu hitting ten off two to win it the way he did made it even more exciting, and the boys went on to celebrate the win well into the night and early morning."



Jun 14, 2023 11:24 AM