New Zealand batsman Devon Conway had a Test debut to remember, and his double century certainly was the talk of Twitter.
The opening batsman became only the second Kiwi – and seventh or all time – batsman to score a double hundred on debut.
And if scoring a double wasn’t enough, Conway only went and brought the 200 up with a massive 6.
Conway did manage to end his innings in bizarre style by running himself out in the following over. But by then, he had already done the damage.
The South African born batsman could have only dreamed of making such an impact when he arrived in New Zealand back in 2017 to forge a new career for himself.
His 200 runs helped New Zealand to a 1st innings score of 378, putting the visitors in a strong position in the opening Test match.
Twitter Reactions to Double Century by Devon Conway
The likes of fellow Kiwi Jimmy Neesham were quick to react to his innings on social media.
Alongside Neesham, here is some of the reactions on Twitter to Conway’s double ton….
The official Black Caps Twitter account was quick to pay homage.
Dev run out while batting like God pic.twitter.com/BscPDFhJAp— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) June 3, 2021
Jimmy Neesham was full of high praise indeed.
Meanwhile it’s a dream debut for Devon Conway with a double hundred in England who has been giving us company in quarantine here in AD,brilliant stuff #ENGvNZ— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) June 3, 2021
Devon Conway on Test debut:— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 3, 2021
– 7th batsman to score double century.
– 2nd kiwi to score double century.
– reached his 200 with a SIX.
– first player to score a double century in and against England.
– scored more than 50% of total team runs.
What a way to announce yourself. pic.twitter.com/oyGy6beqnA
Devon Conway scored 200 runs against Anderson, Broad, Wood, Robinson attack in England on his Test debut. One bowler having more than 600 wickets and another bowler having more than 500 wickets – one to remember for his lifetime. #ENGvNZ pic.twitter.com/9ZSZ3ZCaPr— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 3, 2021