The Australian and England cricketers just cannot waste any opportunity of taking a swipe at each other and Nathan Lyon is not an exception either. The Australia spin spearhead has taken a dig at England’s triumph in this summer’s World Cup. England won their first ever World Cup with a slice of luck.
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England and New Zealand ended up on the same score after 50 overs as well as the subsequent super over. However, England were then announced as the winner on the basis of boundary count. The hosts lifted the trophy because of hitting more number of boundaries than the Black Caps.
Nathan Lyon ‘s comments came after some from England told him not to celebrate the 2-2 draw in Ashes. Australia retained the Ashe for the first time in England since 2001. They had the chance to win the series after going 2-1 up in the series but lost the final Test. And while Nathan Lyon and his teammates celebrated retaining the Ashes, it did not go down well with England. The spinner has now given it back to the Ashes rivals.
“We went over there knowing everyone was going to hate us, that we were going to have 2,000 Aussies in the crowd and our families, but everyone else hates us and wants to see us lose,” Nathan Lyon told cricket.com.au.
“To have that adversity and be up against the wall … it meant as a cricket side we had to become tighter and closer and I think we did that, especially during the Ashes.
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“And we were able to come out on top. Even though it’s a 2-2 series and England were telling me I couldn’t celebrate a draw, but they did exactly that during the World Cup. I wanted to make sure we were celebrating that moment,” he added.