In the finals of the IPL season 2023, CSK defeated Gujarat Titans by five wickets in a thriller ball.
The opening batsman of Chennai Super Kings, Devon Conway, has recalled his team’s “crazy” title celebrations after their win over Gujarat Titans in the finals of the Indian Premier League season 2023 in the last month. For the first time in the history of the tournament, the final was played on the reserve day after rain had played spoilsport a day earlier. Conway disclosed that some of the players of the team, including Moeen Ali and Dwaine Pretorius, had missed their flights due to the wild celebrations of their fifth title win.
Conway said, “It was crazy. A number of the players missed their flights. Moeen Ali and his family postponed their travel by a day. Eric Simons, our bowling consultant, cancelled his flight. Dwaine Pretorius also missed his flight; only his family somehow managed to get there in time. We all sat around in the team room and celebrated until about 9 a.m. in the morning, soaking in the highs and lows. MS Dhoni was right in the middle of it all. We all had a great time before some went straight to breakfast and others went to bed.”
He further added, “I’ve been lucky to spend quite a lot of time with Dhoni. The respect is immense. Every time he walks into a room, there’s an aura around him. You want to talk to him and understand what he has to say because of his status in cricket and what he has achieved.”
In the finals of the IPL season 2023, CSK defeated Gujarat Titans by five wickets in a thriller at the Narendra Modi Stadium.