India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon hailed as 'special' by Sachin Tendulkar after five-for on Day 3 at Perth

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday praised "special" Nathan Lyon after the spinner took a record equalling five-wicket haul in the second Test against India at Perth.

Press Trust of India, Dec 16, 2018 20:14:37 IST

Perth: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday praised "special" Nathan Lyon after the spinner took a record equalling five-wicket haul in the second Test against India at Perth.

India vs Australia: Nathan Lyon hailed as special by Sachin Tendulkar after five-for on Day 3 at Perth

Nathan Lyon's haul of 5/67 played a key role in Australia restricting India to 283. AP

Lyon now shares the record of taking five wickets or more in an innings against India with Sri Lanka great Muttiah Muralitharan, but the Australian achieved the feat in 30 innings compared to 32 by the latter.

"Australia have got a very special spinner in @NathLyon421. He has got terrific variations and uses the pace and bounce from the pitch to extract maximum value," Sachin tweeted.

The 31-year-old off spinner dismissed Ajinkya Rahane on 51 before clearing up India's tail on Day 3, ensuring his side held on to a narrow first innings lead.

Lyon, who ended with 5/67 in the first innings, was pleased by the Master Blaster Tendulkar's praise.

"That's amazing to get something like that from Sachin Tendulkar," Lyon said after the end of day's play.

"He's obviously one of the greatest of all time to ever play the game. So, to get recognised from him it's a massive honour," the spinner added.

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Updated Date: Dec 16, 2018 20:14:37 IST






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