Herath’s blunt words that reshaped Lyon’s approach

June 25, 2022 at 12:41 PM

Sri Lankans have had an outsized influence on Nathan Lyon’s career but there is one nugget of wisdom he has received on the island, delivered six years ago from the mouth of Rangana Herath, that sticks with him above all else.

“I had a conversation with him after the Test series,” Lyon said of the wily spinner who masterminded the 3-0 victory over the Aussies when they last toured Sri Lanka in 2016.

“I said, ‘What do you do that I don’t do?’ And he said, ‘I know that if I put the ball in one spot, you blokes will stuff up’. Those were his exact words.” (Cricket.co.au)

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