Chennai Super Kings batter Devon Conway opened up about his conversation with CSK captain MS Dhoni regarding the strange spider cam incident from the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. At the Chinnaswamy stadium, the Yellow Army fended away a resilient RCB side and registered an eight-run win.
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While chasing 226 runs, Glenn Maxwell miscued Maheesh Theekshana, sending the ball high in the 13th over. Calm as ever, Dhoni completed a difficult catch and later went to the umpires and expressed that the Spidercam acted as a distraction as he went for the catch. Devon Conway, speaking in the postmatch press conference, revealed his conversation with Dhoni, where the former Indian captain was concerned regarding the location of the spider cam.
The 31-year-old exclaimed that “it can’t get too involved”. He further expressed that the spider cam has its advantages but can’t distract players during the game. “It's nice to have that technology to show different angles of the game, but there comes the point where (it) can't get too involved and interfere with the game.”.
The Kiwi batter added further, “MS (Dhoni) was probably trying to speak to the umpires, saying 'don't get too close to the action and try to avoid too much (of what's) going on.” Conway also spoke about how the RCB captain, Faf du Plessis was also seen distracted due to the spider cam.
“It happened a couple of times where the ball had got very close to the spider cam as well as the wires, which can obviously put a fielder off. I think Faf stepped away a couple of times because the shadows of the spider cam were in his way. It's obviously a little bit testing for guys,” Conway concluded.
Going back to the match, Devon Conway was named the Player of the Match for his 83 in 45 balls. This blistering knock helped the four-time champs post a 226-run target. In the second innings, RCB came extremely close as they fell short by eight runs with Du Plessis and Maxwell scoring incredible half-centuries.