Former India opener Aakash Chopra is currently one of the hottest properties on social media platforms. He is considered to be one of the best commentators in the country. Recently, Aakash Chopra picked Australian Nathan Lyon over Ravichandran Ashwin as the best spinner in Test cricket.
Meanwhile, Aakash has been in the news with his sharp analysis of the game. He has carved a niche for himself for calling spade a spade. Recently, the former India opener opined that Lyon has been better across the globe in the recent past.
Lyon is ahead of Ashwin in Tests – Aakash Chopra
While Nathan Lyon has scalped 390 wickets in 96 Tests, Ravichandran Ashwin has accounted for 365 scalps to his name in 71 matches in whites. Although Ashwin stats certainly look better compared to the Aussies, but Aakash Chopra feels Lyon has the ability to deliver in conditions which are not helpful for the spinners.
“I am going with Nathan Lyon, especially in the recent past. It is because I like a couple of things about Nathan Lyon. Firstly, I like his body action. He puts the body behind the delivery. He gets good bounce. And in conditions where the pitch is not tailor-made for spin, there also he does very well,” Aakash Chopra while speaking in his own Youtube channel.
However, when it comes India, Aakash Chopra believes Ravichandran Ashwin is way ahead than any other spinner. The off-spinner from Tamil Nadu has been a vital cog in the current setup and is one of the main reasons behind India’s dominant run.
“If you play Ashwin and Lyon in spin-friendly conditions, say in India, Ashwin will be miles ahead. And he will take wickets quickly and consistently against any opposition team,” he added.