In the last match of the two match Test series between Bangladesh and Australia, a very attacking and aggressive Nathan Lyon appeared in the first two sessions of day one at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. [বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ সাব্বিরের মাঝে কোহলির ছায়া খুঁজে পেলেন লায়ন]
With his spin magic, Lyon put Bangladesh in a great pressure. Bangladesh were in only 125 runs when they lost 5 wickets.
One after another leg before wickets gave the Aussie spinner a good rhythm which was later tormented by Sabbir Rahman with his confident and comfortable batting.
In the sixth wicket partnership he and captain Mushfiqur Rahim contributed a good score to the total. Sabbir Rahman was not in a defensive mood, he played an attacking innings of 66 runs consisting six boundaries and one over boundary which is the best in his career.
At the end of the day, Nathan Lyon said the attitude of Sabbir’s batting reminded him about Virat Kohli.
Lyon shared, “Sabbir reminded me of Kohli. It was clear that he doesn’t play a defensive cricket. He is always aggressive in his playing. He is very brave in taking shots. Today he has played very good and had some excellent shots. Cricket is sometimes a matter of luck. The ball he got out by me wasn’t the best ball I delivered. “
Nathan Lyon is the hero of spin attack in the grounds of this sub-continent. Consistently he has been getting five or more wickets in different matches.
Sabbir also praised him by saying, “Lyon played very well that he got five wickets. I tried my best, although I couldn’t be like Virat Kohli. I have my own style of comfort, so does Kohli. If I can contribute for the team, it will be the matter of happiness for me.”
— Abu Sayem Dosar