To get more information about this young off spinner, we have contacted his coach in South Australian Redbacks, "Darren Berry".
Reporter : We heard that you are the one who spotted Lyon's intrinsic talent. So how did you pick it.. ?
Darren : Well, It was about a year ago. He was just joined to the Adelaid ground staff as a curator. One day I noticed some specialty of him, actually at that moment he was throwing few "dots" which are using to mark 15 yard circle.
Reporter : Sounds interesting.... ! What is that specialty.... ?
Darren : I noticed that he has some similarity with the former great Australian ODI spinner Brad Hogg.
Reporter : That's impossible... ! Hogg was a chinaman. He used his wrist to spin the ball. But Lyon is an off spinner, who uses fingers to spin the ball.
Darren : Of course, But you have missed a point. Hogg was using his "tongue" to ball.
Reporter : So Lyon also using tongue to bowl.... ?
Darren : Exactly ! He will be a great bowler in future.
Next we have contacted our main character Nathan Lyon ;
Reporter : Your coach Darren has explained, how he identified your hidden abilities. What did he said to you at you on the 1st day... ?
Lyon : It was just few days after I joined to Adelaid curating staff. One day he walked towards me and asked "Son, would you like to became a "Spinner" ? I answered him "I'm already wearing "Spinners", and I said that Warny is my favorite bowler. Actually "Spinners" are more attractive than other brands."
Lyon was recalled his past ;
After that we were able to speak to Chairman of Australian selection committee Mr. Andrew Hilditch.
Reporter : Mr. Hilditch, what do you think about your new spinning star Lyon.... ?
Hilditch : We noticed some exceptional signs from him as a spinner. Actually it's a sign that we can expect him to be in the league of Brad Hogg & Shane Warne in near future. Hogg was one of the great ODI spinners Australia had. He was bit unlucky not to pick for tests because of Warny & McGill were the 1st choice spinners for test. May be not often as Hogg but Warny also used his tongue to bowl some deliveries.
Reporter : So you are expecting from Lyon to be the next big thing....?
Hilditch : Definitely ! He has great ability to use his tongue for bowling. So far in 4 1st class matches he has bowled 173.1 overs and, 167.1 overs out of those were bowled by using his tongue, That's 96.5%.
Reporter : Ohh... Really..? Sir, then happen for remaining 6 overs.. ? Why didn't he use his tongue... ?
Hilditch : Ohh... ! Onece he had some problem with his tongue after the "Tea" session.
Not only Lyon's coach & Australian selectors, cricket lovers in the whole world are expecting Lyon to be a great bowler.
P.S. :- The quotes are all made ups - you are reading Cricturf Fun Zone..