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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.”