“Poor conversation,” Nathan Lyon criticizes Kevin Pietersen over his “CONCUSSION” comments by reminding him of Phillip Hughes during 2nd Ashes Test

During a Sheffield Shield match in 2014, Hughes was hit in the neck by Sean Abbott and collapsed on the ground.


“Poor conversation,” Nathan Lyon criticizes Kevin Pietersen over his “CONCUSSION” comments by reminding him of Phillip Hughes during 2nd Ashes Test

Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon (Images via Getty Images, Twitter)

Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been slammed on social media for the comments he made during the Ashes series. This time, it’s injured Nathan Lyon, who criticized Pietersen after the latter claimed that Lyon only came to bat to get concussed in the second Ashes Test.

Lyon is an indispensable part of the Australian XI but he got injured at the Lord’s Test. A visibly limping Lyon came to bat on Day 4 (for which he received a standing ovation from spectators as well), to add a few more runs.

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Pietersen did not like it, suggesting it would have aggravated the injury, and ended up saying that Lyon must have been sent to bat to get hit on the head. He meant to say that this would have allowed the Aussies to use a concussion substitution, Todd Murphy.

Imagine if he (Lyon) had been hit on the head and got a concussion, he’d have got a like-for-like replacement and a world-class spinner (Murphy), based on how he performed in India, it gives food for thought,” Pietersen said on Sky Sports.

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What did Nathan Lyon tell Kevin Pietersen regarding concussion substitution?

What did Nathan Lyon tell Kevin Pietersen regarding concussion substitution?
Nathan Lyon (Image via Twitter)

Kevin Pietersen’s comment did not go down well with Nathan Lyon. He reminded Pietersen of Phillip Hughes to point out how such an idea is horrible.

I have heard comments that I only went out there to get hit in the head, but I’m really against that. I have lost one of my mates due to being hit in the head, so I think that’s a really poor conversation being had, if I’m honest with you,” Lyon told reporters on Saturday evening.

For the unversed, Phillip Hughes was an Australian cricketer who played Tests and ODIs. But during a Sheffield Shield match in 2014, Hughes was hit in the neck by Sean Abbott and collapsed on the ground before being rushed to the hospital. He died after two days.

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