The Border – Gavaskar Trophy 2017 gave India – Australia rivalry a new flavour. Though India – Australia games are always played on high intensity, but recently concluded Test series was at some other level. Indian skipper at first said that whatever happens on the ground stays on the ground and then later at the end of series saying that his friendship with few of the Australian cricketer has been affected by their attitude.
Now Australian Off-spinner Nathan Lyon says he is not the type of a cricketer to give Virat Kohli a cold shoulder if he spotted him at the pub. Nathan Lyon said he would be happy to chat with Virat Kohli and even buy a glass of lemonade for Virat Kohli.
“I am the type of a guy who will play hard on the field and compete very hard but I am more than happy to talk to anyone off the field. I am more than happy to shake his hand and say hello to him, that is for sure. There is no harm in being nice”
Nathan Lyon also hailed Virat Kohli as a player, Lyon said he is a world class player. Recently, under Virat’s leadership, Indian won 10 Test matches out of 13 they played in their home season. India regained its top spot in ICC Test cricket rankings as well. Now, India is currently the number one side in Test format. Nathan Lyon also said that he is known for getting little emotional.
“He gets a crowd up behind him over in India but that is who he is”
To finish off he also added that he is damn sure about Virat Kohli not sending him any Christmas Gift and then he laughed it out.