Conway relied on Red Bull and tea to stay awake during IPL 2023 final

Devon Conway - Chennai Super Kings - CSK

In the recent Indian Premier League (IPL) final, Chennai’s Super Kings defeated the Gujarat Titans to win the tournament for the fifth time. The final match was affected by rain on both the scheduled day and the reserve day, causing significant disruptions. CSK had to chase a revised target of 171 runs in 15 overs due to the rain interruptions. Devon Conway played a key role in CSK’s run-chase, scoring 47 runs off 25 balls and winning the player of the match award. The match extended late into the night and Conway admitted to consuming a can of Red Bull and multiple cups of tea to stay awake during the game.

“Very unique (three-day match) – 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 [batting coach] told me, “Mate, 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 Redbull to get sharp and awake again. It ensured I was switched on from the first ball,”

Conway said.

Jaddu hitting ten off two to win it the way he did make it even more exciting: Conway

The exuberant celebration continued until the early hours of the morning, as stated by the 31-year-old.

“It was actually quite cool to finish the game that way because we’d never experienced something like that. Jaddu [Ravindra Jadeja] hitting ten off two to win it the way he did make it even more exciting and the boys went on to celebrate the win well into the night and early morning,”

Conway further added.

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