Former Australian chinaman bowler Brad Hogg has made a controversial statement on social media. Due to the Corona virus outbreak the cricketers and those involved in all kinds of sports are locked up inside their house just like everybody around the world. Just like most sportspersons the former Australian left-arm spinner took to Twitter to have a Q&A session for cricket lovers. One such fan asked him a question which has become a topic of debate among fans all over the world – who is the better off-spinner between Nathan Lyon and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ravichandran Ashwin is a prolific performer but former Australia chinaman bowler Brad Hogg feels that his fellow countryman Nathan Lyon has upstaged the Indian tweaker as the best off-spinner in longest format. Hogg made these comments about Lyon and Ashwin considering their recent performances.
“I feel Lyon has taken the mantle from Ashwin over the last year just as the best off spinner, but I love the way both continue to improve there games and not be complacent where they are at. #hoggytime,” Hogg tweeted.
Probably Hogg drew his conclusion from the fact that Ashwin hasn’t had great overseas success as compared to Lyon, who has got wickets in all conditions.
Earlier in the year, Lyon scripted his first-five wicket haul at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). He achieved the feat on day three of the third Test between Australia and New Zealand.
Australia spinner Lyon had also surpassed England’s legendary all-rounder Ian Botham in the list for leading wicket-takers in the longest format of the game during the series.
Whereas Ashwin was the quickest in the history of world cricket to reach 300 test wickets. Ashwin has so far taken 365 wickets from 71 Tests while Lyon has 390 wickets from 96 Tests.