Nathan Lyon, the newest addition to the 500-wicket membership in Test cricket, has stated he is keen to watch his Indian counterpart Ravichandran Ashwin attain the same milestone quickly.
Lyon and Ashwin have been the best off-spinners of this technology. The former took his five hundredth wicket on Sunday towards Pakistan in Perth in his 123rd Test.
Ashwin, who made his Test debut three months after the Aussie, has performed 94 Tests to this point, choosing up 489 wickets at a mean of 23.65.
“Really appreciated @ashwinravi99. Can’t wait to watch you hit the same milestone,” Lyon stated in reply to Ashwin’s publish on X congratulating him on reaching the milestone.
In the publish, Ashwin additionally used two goat emojis, that are used as an alternative to the time period Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T). It was one thing that Australian gamers teasingly referred to as Lyon just a few years in the past. Now, reaching the 500-wicket milestone has put him amongst the greatest.
Although the two spinners began at the same time and are of comparable ages, India have trusted Ashwin lower than Australia have trusted Lyon in abroad circumstances, which explains the distinction in the variety of Tests performed.
One of the causes for that is that Australia’s pacers have been more proficient batters than the Indian pacers, so most Indian captains most well-liked Ravindra Jadeja (higher with the bat than Ashwin in Tests) over Ashwin to make up for the batting depth.
“I don’t assume it’s most likely hit me but” – Nathan Lyon on his achievement
Faheem Ashraf turned the Australian spinner’s five hundredth worldwide wicket and Nathan Lyon despatched again Aamer Jamal 4 balls later to make it 501. Australia finally received the first Test by 360 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match sequence.
“It’s one thing I’m very proud about,” Lyon stated after the match. “I don’t assume it’s most likely hit me but. But there’s clearly been numerous onerous work go into the journey. I’ve had much more dangerous days than good days however to be on the market in the center, again after doing my calf, with the particular group of individuals, that’s fairly particular to give you the option to take 500 in Tests.”
Australia and Pakistan will now meet at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) for the Boxing Day Test on December 26.