Australia’s premier left arm spinner, Nathan Lyon, has responded to Shakib’s bold statement, where he claimed that Bangladesh can whitewash Australia in the upcoming Test series. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাকিবকে মাঠেই জবাব দিবেন লায়ন]
“I think we are going to have to wait and see,” said Lyon to the reporters, at Mirpur when asked about Shakib’s bold statment. “Both teams haven’t come up against each other so it is a big statement, to come out and say that. But everyone’s entitled to their own opinion. We are just worried about what we are doing, to be honest. They can come out and say whatever they want,” he added.
Lyon was reluctant to share any specific personal goals to the media but said that the team is preparing hard for the upcoming challenge.
“We are training and preparing well and we are looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead. Everyone has their own opinion and goals. We have our own goals but I am not going to sit here and talk with you guys about our goals,” he further added.
The last time Australia played a Test series in Bangladesh was back in 2006, where the Aussies won 2-0. But now Bangladesh’s recent success in the five-day format and Australia’s dismal track record in the sub-continent, has evened the odds.
Lyon acknowledged that Bangladesh is going to be a tough opposition, but still is confident of his sides caliber and hopes to win the series 2-0.
“We are going to play cricket with a smile on our face and compete hard against Bangladesh. They are a good side and we are here to play two Tests and we are going to do our best, and hopefully walk away with the series win,” Lyon added.