Cricketers, over the years, have come up with pretty indifferent choices and grabbed quite a bit of the limelight. Australian cricketers, apart from their prowess on the field of play, are pretty creative and they don’t go out of the limelight by any means. Among the latest is off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who has come up with something weird, albeit creative, to say the least.
In a few pictures doing the rounds on social media, Lyon was seen wearing an underwear with his design in the front. In the design, he was seen in his trademark pose of appealing for a wicket. In one of the photos uploaded on Twitter, the spinner Lyon was also seen having a laugh. The netizens in the comments’ section had a laugh about it and came up with hilarious replies.
— News Cricket (@NewsCorpCricket) January 1, 2021
Nathan Lyon in with a massive task
After the legendary Shane Warne, Nathan Lyon is deemed as the greatest spinner Australia have ever produced. In the cricket world where the art of finger spin is on the decline, Lyon has managed to weave magic across the globe with his variations. With 394 Test wickets to his name from 98 Tests, the 33-year-old hasn’t shown signs of fading away by any stretch of the imagination.
He is currently taking part in the four-match Test series against Australia and hasn’t disappointed. Though he picked up only four wickets from three innings, he hardly allowed the batters to take him to the cleaners. In the first innings of the second Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Lyon picked three wickets of Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.
In the second innings, he didn’t get to bowl much as India were only faced with a target of 70. He has 18 five-wicket hauls and 16 four-wicket hauls to his name, showing how much effective he has been in the longest format of the game.
Not to forget that he has 1,064 runs to his name as well at an average and strike-rate of 12.22 and 47.35 respectively. The third and final Test begins on January 7 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Lyon has grown up playing at the SCG and he will be looking to use all his experience.
Source: The source of this content is our cricket news platform Crictracker.
SportsInfo offers cricket, soccer, kabaddi, tennis, badminton, racing, basketball and other sports news, articles, videos, live coverage & live scores, player rankings & team rankings. Also, offers minute details of any match along with live commentary.
- ‘Thank you for kind gesture’ – Nathan Lyon posts picture of signed jersey from Team India
- ‘I think it was extremely insensitive’ – Ravi Ashwin recalls comparisons made with Nathan Lyon during 2018-19 Australia tour
- Washington Sundar stuns the Gabba crowd with his no look six off Nathan Lyon
- Australia vs India: Nathan Lyon shows his superstitious side by changing bails in Brisbane Test
- ‘I won’t regret playing that shot’ – Rohit Sharma on his dismissal off Nathan Lyon in Brisbane Test