Lyon eager to learn everything he can from Muralitharan

"I learnt some things over there and it's awesome to be around one of the greats of the game"

“I learnt some things over there and it’s awesome to be around one of the greats of the game”

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Australia spinner Nathan Lyon has announced that he is eager to learn everything he can from legendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

Muralitharan joined Australia’s coaching staff as a spin consultant and will travel to the United Arab Emirates with the national team, where they will face Pakistan.

According to reports, Muralitharan is teaching Lyon how to bowl a variation of the carrom ball.

“It wasn’t like I rocked into Colombo, worked with Murali and suddenly I could bowl a new ball,” Lyon said. “I’ve been working with John Davison (Australian spin bowling coach) for a while now just to nut out a few different variations.

“To have Murali on board for the UAE is fantastic. I learnt some things over there and it’s awesome to be around one of the greats of the game.”

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