Australia’s off-spinner played his 100th Test match during the fourth Test between Indian and Australia in Brisbane. Besides clinching the historic victory at the Gabba and winning the Border-Gavaskar series 2-1, Team India won hearts by their dint of sportsmanship and kind gesture.
After India won Brisbane’s Test match by three wickets, Team India showed an excellent gamesmanship gesture during the post-match presentation. Team India enraptured spectators when Team India’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane gifted Nathan Lyon a signed Team India t-shirt as a token for his 100th Test.
On Wednesday, Lyon posted his 100th Test match moments on his Instagram handle. The post captioned, “After a week at home, I’ve had a chance to reflect on the summer. Playing for Australia and receiving a baggy green has always been my dream. I am extremely humble and grateful to have played one test match for Australia let alone 99 more.”
“I have had the opportunity to play and learn from some of the greats of Australian Cricket and have made friendship that will last a lifetime. Walking out onto the field in Brisbane to celebrate 100 matches was an extremely proud moment personally for me.”
“Even though we didn’t get the job done I will continue to learn, grow and aim to become a better cricketer everyday.”
Lyon acknowledged Team India’s kind act
“A massive congratulations to Ajinkya Rahane and Team India on the series win! Thank you also for your sportsmanship and the incredibly kind gesture of a signed Team India shirt. It will be a great addition to the man cave. Now time to reset and chase some bigger goals,” Lyon wrote on Instagram.
The 33-year-old took three wickets in the final Test and was left stranded at 399 wickets at the end of the series. After featuring for 100 Test matches for Australia, Lyon became the 13th Australian player to do so.