Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Moeen Ali labelled praise on teammate Devon Conway, who made a spectacular return to IPL 2022 after a poor start to the campaign. Riding on his breathtaking half-century, Chennai dumped Delhi Capitals (DC) in a crucial tie.
Conway, who is playing his maiden IPL season, had a slow start to the season, scoring only three runs off five balls against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He was left out of the playing XI after the first game before he travelled back to South Africa for his wedding.
Since his return, Conway has been in superb form, scoring three consecutive half-centuries. Throwing light on his purple patch at the end of the game, Moeen Ali jokingly suggested that the marriage has been working out well for the opener.
Speaking in a video shared by CSK on their social media handles, the English cricketer said, “Yeah, obviously marriage is working for him and he is doing well ever since. Look, he is somebody who gets a lot of runs, he is a run-getter and him and Rutu (Ruturaj Gaikwad) have started getting partnerships which we need, which we needed obviously after Faf (Du Plessis) leaving or going.”
“It’s great going forward and he’s a brilliant player, he’s got great shots. It’s been really well and I’m really happy for him,” Moeen Ali added.
marked his return with an unbeaten 85 against Sunrisers Hyderabad and followed it up with another fifty against Royal Challengers Bangalore. On Sunday, Devon Conway was absolutely at his best, scoring 87 against Delhi Capitals.
“I try and pick his brain” – Moeen Ali on MS Dhoni
The 34-year-old all-rounder has been part of the Chennai-based franchise since last season. He played a vital role as CSK lifted their fourth IPL title in 2021. Moeen has continued the good run this year and has been handy with both bat and ball.
Moeen Ali, who picked up a three-wicket haul against the Capitals, opened up on his relationship with MS Dhoni, saying that he tries to understand the nitty-gritty of the game from the legendary skipper.
“It’s a great opportunity for me because obviously he’s coming in and I try and pick up a lot of things as a captain when I go back home. So we chat about what type of bowlers we have and all that and then bowling obviously for him is to tell me what wicket it is and how to bowl and stuff so he as everybody knows he is amazing so I try and pick his brain as much as I can,” Moeen concluded.