Devon Conway has been a huge part of Chennai’s turnaround this season. He has been off the stand out performers guiding Chennai to their last 2 victories. Not only that, the 30-year-old has already scored 231 runs for his team in just 4 games including 3 consecutive fifties as well. Conway is also a hard hitter of the ball, having a striker rate of 155.5 with his highest score being the 87 he scored in the last game against Delhi Capitals.
Being a left-hander, Devon Conway has drawn a lot of comparison to a former CSK opener, Mike Hussey. The former Australian International also opened innings for Chennai and was a run machine at his time. Micheal Hussey played for Chennai Super Kings from 2008 till 2013. He was an integral part of the team’s success in 2010 and 2011 while winning the Orange cap in 2013 as well.
Devon Conway opens up on comparisons with Hussey
When asked about the comparisons with the Aussie, Devon Conway said,”Yeah, I think I have heard (comparison with Hussey) that a few times now which is quite good. To get compared to one of the greats, Mike Hussey is pretty special to be possibly in that bracket. I think he has got so much knowledge and so much experience not only in the IPL but throughout the world. Just very important for me as a player to continue talking to him and learning from him and just getting some guidelines when I need it.”
Talking about the team’s performance he added, “Certainly I think we have got a very strong team, a very strong squad. The results have not quite gone our way this year. We are not quite out of the competition though. We have some seriously classy players in the setup with good experience and really good young guys coming through. So, there is no doubt that we will come back stronger next year and play some really good cricket.”
Micheal Hussey is currently Chennai Super Kings’ batting coach. Hence, Devon Conway indeed has him to thank for his super batting displays. However, the job is not over for the team. Chennai, still chasing a top 4 spot will need everyone in top form as they face Mumbai tomorrow.