“But he really saw PantBall throughout his life”- Netizens share hilarious reactions as Nathan Lyon claims he did not see Bazball in two Ashes Test

Lyon thinks there's the definition of Bazball is a lot more confusing and distorting.


“But he really saw PantBall throughout his life”- Netizens share hilarious reactions as Nathan Lyon claims he did not see Bazball in two Ashes Test

Nathan Lyon, Ben Stokes, Brendon McCullum (Images via Twitter)

Australia spinner Nathan Lyon claimed that in the first two Ashes Tests he played, he did not see Bazball from England. Lyon suffered an injury, due to which he couldn’t play further, and in his place, Todd Murphy became their frontline spinner.

ADVERTISEMENT

England, under the leadership of coach Brendon McCullum and skipper Ben Stokes, have started this aggressive brand of cricket, which is way too different than how traditional Test cricket is being played, where the batters generally duck the ball or defend it rather than going for frequent runs or big hits.

England’s aggressive play on Day 1 of the first Ashes Test saw them crossing 300 runs but they declared the innings. This decision was heavily criticized by the cricket fraternity. In the second Test also, England started to put the runs on the scoreboard quickly. 

In both Tests, England lost the matches by two wickets and 43 runs respectively. And though criticism came from many fans and pundits of the game, Lyon thinks there’s the definition of Bazball is a lot more confusing and distorting.

ADVERTISEMENT

I know everyone keeps talking about Bazball. To be honest, I didn’t really see Bazball throughout my two Tests against them,” Lyon told SEN. “I think there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors with Bazball if I’m being honest with you.”

Related: Good news for India before World Cup as Rishabh Pant faces 140kph-plus deliveries in nets, but will he return?

Check Twitter’s reactions to Nathan Lyon’s claim that he did not see Bazball in the first two Ashes Test

Check Twitter's reactions to Nathan Lyon's claim that he did not see Bazball in the first two Ashes Test
Nathan Lyon (Image via Getty)

After playing the two Tests, Nathan Lyon was ruled out of the rest of the remainder Ashes series due to a calf injury. The off-spinner suffered a calf tear while fielding and left the ground immediately. Though injured, Lyon still came to bat to add some crucial 15 runs.

ADVERTISEMENT

When he left, 22-year-old spinner Todd Murphy got the opportunity to play his first Ashes Test after making his red-ball cricket debut against India this year during the Border Gavaskar Trophy series.

After losing the first two Tests, England bounced back and clinched the win in the third and fifth Tests. The fourth Test ended in a draw due to rain and the series was tied 2-2 with Pat Cummins and Company taking the Ashes urn home.

In case you missed!

ADVERTISEMENT