Shane Warne praises Nathan Lyon

Shane Warne said he liked the way Nathan Lyon bowled against Sri Lanka during Australia’s win at Galle Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Melbourne: Sep 8, 2011

Former Australian legend Shane Warne praised and congratulated spinner Nathan Lyon, who made a sensational Test debut for Australia against Sri Lanka at Galle, saying he was pleased to see the offie sticking to basics.

Warne had tweeted to captain Michael Clarke “Like the look of N Lyon – please pass on my congrats to him – he’s a chance – old-fashioned style offie – similar to Swann!!”

Michael Clarke, meanwhile, said Lyon should keep working on his trade and should not focus on results and expectations.

“My only concern is the external expectation and the expectation within for Nathan, that he continues to try to get better every single day,” Clarke said of Lyon, who claimed 5-34 in the first innings at Galle.

“For me it’s about keep doing his thing, keep working hard, keep trying to improve what he has. Don’t try and be anyone else. He’s obviously got a lot of talent there, but he’s not Shane Warne, he’s not Stuart MacGill, he’s not Peter Taylor, he’s Nathan Lyon,” said Clarke.