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Nathan Lyon hails Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin prior to Australia-Pakistan Test match
Veteran off-spinner Nathan Lyon has praised Ravichandran Ashwin, his Indian counterpart, before the first Test match between Australia and Pakistan set to take place in Perth on December 14. Lyon took to X to share his statement on Ashwin, offering a message of sportsmanship to the fellow off-spinner, expressing that there is still a lot of cricket left for both of them. Lyon reflected on their parallel rise in Test cricket and their status as two of the greatest spinners to ever play the game. Despite coming up against each other numerous times, Lyon admitted that he has learned a lot from Ashwin’s bowling technique. Lyon also shared his respect for Ashwin’s skill and approach to the game. He added that without realizing it, Ashwin has been one of his biggest sources of learning in the game. With Lyon only four wickets away from the 500-wicket club in Test cricket and Ashwin 11 scalps away, the stage is set for an exciting battle between the two spin maestros. Lyon expressed a hope to sit down with Ashwin at the end of their careers to share a meal and talk about their journeys in the game.