“Can’t wait to watch you hit the same milestone”: Nathan Lyon wants R Ashwin to join him in 500-wicket club in Test cricket

“Can’t wait to watch you hit the same milestone”: Nathan Lyon wants R Ashwin to join him in 500-wicket club in Test cricket

Nathan Lyon and R Ashwin share a good rapport on and off the field. The two are interacting a lot on social media these days. The India off-spinner congratulated the Aussie spinner for reaching the 500-wicket mark in the opening Test against Pakistan in Perth.

Lyon is the eighth bowler to reach the big milestone in the longest format.

“8th bowler and only the 2nd off spinner in history to pick 500 test wickets.@NathLyon421 congrats mate 🐐🐐,” R Ashwin wrote.

Lyon, who took five wickets in the game, thanked the Indian off-spinner and expressed his wish to see him in the elite club.

“Really appreciated @ashwinravi99 Can’t wait to watch you hit the same milestone,” Nathan Lyon wrote.

Ashwin needs just 11 scalps to reach the 500-wicket mark. He is a part of the Test squad for the two-match series against South Africa but the management is likely to prefer Ravindra Jadeja over him.

Ashwin will have to wait for the five-match Test series against England to become the second Indian after Anil Kumble to take 500 wickets.

Meanwhile, Lyon has accumulated 501 scalps in 123 Tests.

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