Since his debut in international cricket, New Zealand Devon Conway has been nothing short of a sensation. An average of 59.12 in T20Is and 75 in ODIS in his new international career, saw him getting a call-up for the Test team of Black Caps. It was on Wednesday when the southpaw stepped in to open for New Zealand in their ongoing first Test against England at Lord's, and showed the world why he is rated among one of the best newcomers in international cricket.
Even after losing his opening partner Tom Latham at the other end, Conway continued his gritty knock to register his maiden century in the format, that too on his debut. The hundred first saw him become only the third visiting batsman after India's Sourav Ganguly and Australia’s Harry Graham to score a ton on debut at Lord’s. However, during the course of his innings, Conway broke Ganguly's 25-year-old record of registering the highest score on debut at the 'Mecca of Cricket'.
The Kiwi cricketer, undoubtedly, impressed one and all with his amazing batting and former Australia cricketer Bragg Hogg has also been among them. The former Aussie all-rounder even compared Conway to legendary West Indies cricketer Brian Lara.
Hogg took to Twitter to share a collage of Conway and Lara, and said: "Based on first impressions, I'll be watching Devon Conway a lot!"
Here is the post:
However, this is not the first instance that the veteran heaped praises on the Kiwi newcomer. He had also hailed the batsman after the latter had completed his maiden Test ton on Wednesday.