Star Australia batsman Marnus Labuschagne has come up with a hilarious nickname to call his teammate and off-spinner Nathan Lyon in the ongoing Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Meanwhile, India have occupied the driver’s seat on day two of the Test match securing a valuable first-innings lead.
The Aussie cricketers are famously known from coming up with innovative nicknames for their teammates in the field over the years. The Australian wicket-keepers have tried to fire-up senior off-spinner Nathan Lyon using various nicknames. Garry” from Matthew Wade and “Gazza” from Tim Paine have been the most prominent in recent times. Some even call Lyon ‘GOAT’ to bring the best out of him.
Marnus Labuschagne comes up with an epic nickname for Lyon
Meanwhile, on Sunday, Marnus Labuschagne went a step further and came up with a hilarious nickname for Nathan Lyon at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. During the 55th over of India’s innings, the No.3 batsman termed Lyon as the ‘Bald Eagle’ leaving the commentators in splits.
Here is the video:
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Meanwhile, speaking about the game, it is advantage India for the Boxing Day Test thanks to a century of the highest order from stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane. He shared crucial partnerships with Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja to carry on the innings after Australia reduced the visitors to 64 for three with two quick wickets.
Earlier in the game, India bowled out the hosts for 195 runs on day 1 after they opted to bat first. Ravichandran Ashwin starred with the ball with contributions from Jasprit Bumrah and debutant Mohammed Siraj to contain the Aussie batting before securing a crucial lead.