Australia vs India: Nathan Lyon lavishes praise on the Indian bowling attack
Nathan Lyon will be the key for Australia on day-5.
Updated - Dec 17, 2018 7:59 pm
The second Test between Australia and India is set-up beautifully for the home team. The Australians will go into the fifth day all favourites to win the game and level series. Nathan Lyon has been the standout performer for them with the ball in the series thus far. Having dismissed the dangerous Virat Kohli, he put his team right on the top in a position where they are all over the opposition.
However, the off-spinner was hit by a lusty blow on his head as a snorter from Mohammad Shami hit him on his helmet. The veteran cricketer looked to be in pain and got out of the following ball while he was batting earlier in the day. Despite this, Nathan Lyon lavished some immense praise on the Indian bowling attack and termed them to be one of the best in the world.
“The Indians have a world class bowling attack and we expect nothing less from them, I was a little bit nervous watching it out there. But, I am a nervous character waiting to bat anyway. It’s exciting, gets your adrenaline going as a player, there’s nothing better than seeing good, hard Test cricket,” said Lyon, reported The Hindu.
Lyon dismissed speculations about behavioural issues with the Indian captain
Nathan Lyon also dismissed the rumours about him having issues with Virat Kohli’s behaviour. He said that the Indian captain runs on his emotions. The 31-year-old further added that he is not worried about what he can’t control.
“Virat Kohli is a great player, he plays on emotion, we all know that. To be honest, I am not concerned (about) how Virat reacts or the way he conducts himself, I am just worried about what we can control in the Australian dressing room and I thought as bowlers we performed pretty well.
“Whatever we get as a lead, we will just have to defend that and we are confident we can learn from our past innings, get better, and it is an exciting time for the Australian bowlers,” Lyon concluded.