Gabba a fitting venue for Nathan Lyon’s 100th Test milestone | Adam Collins

The quiet offspinner has found his voice but Lyon knows his actions with ball in hand will talk loudest

Nathan Lyon has never been the type let his guard down when a microphone is in front of him. Sure, he was always unlikely to be the most verbose of characters, having arrived at international cricket from nowhere as a shy 23-year-old who had never been on the national pathway until months before his extraordinary debut in 2011.

However, after a while, we learned not to expect an awful lot more than the spinner’s default patter, insisting that any personal success was purely a result of his colleagues and that his happiness was defined only by wins or losses.

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