Devon Conway opens up about his worst phase after an injury during the T20I World Cup 2021
The 30-year-old missed the T20I World Cup 2021 due to an injury to his right hand. He spoke of the time that he faced during that phase. In the semi-final of the World Cup, he was dismissed by the English wicket-keeper Jos Buttler in an all-important run chase. He smashed his bat in anger, which resulted in an injury to his fifth metacarpal on his right hand.
During a discussion on the franchise website, chennaisuperkings.com, he discussed all these tough times. It was very tough for him to go through that time. He also discussed his injury, claiming that when he went through an X-ray, the doctor confirmed the fracture in his hand. That came as a shocker to him and he knew that after that he would not be able to play the final and also would not be the part of squad traveling to India just after the World Cup.
Conway also highlighted the opportunities that were there for the taking, but the toughest moment came when he went to his teammates and told them that he was going to miss the opportunity to represent the country in the final. However, he got the full support of his teammates, and they helped him come out of that tough phase. Because it happened accidentally, as he didn't know that punching the bat with gloves on would result in a fracture.
The Kiwi opener has been the standout performer for the CSK. The defending champions, who were struggling to find an ideal replacement for Faf du Plessis, have now got the right candidate for the job. In four matches, he has scored three half-centuries. Talking further, he said that it was a learning curve for me to understand how to control my emotions in the heat of the moment.
Conway also added that since then, he tries to stay calm no matter what the situation is. Because that moment will always be there in his mind, as he might not get another chance to play in a World Cup final. The 30-year-old concluded, "I cannot let that hold me back. I have got to try and take the learnings from it and just remember that I don’t want to go through that experience again."