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King Lyon calling the shots

Spin bowlers mature with age and Lyon at the age of 29 studied the art of bowling off spinners in a most clever and calculated manner.  Nathan Lyon’s complete control of the ball on the first day of the Bengaluru test came after his limited success at Pune. It is necessary to have constant and concentrated practice to hit the right spot all the time. No player has risen to the top without spending hours, days, weeks practicing in the nets and, what is more, practicing to a plan. Henry Cotton, the famous golfer practiced putting until his back ached with bending over the putter. Lyon mastered the art of off spin bowling under watchful eyes of Shane Warne and other reputed spinner Kreja and Mallette. Kudos to him for coming up with a splendid performance. Kangaroos hit the right track and Lyon for the stupendous show with the ball in all the test matches.

Nickhil Mani

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