Lyon excited to join ‘pure legends’ in 100 club
Spinner Nathan Lyon will be pinching himself when he dons the baggy green cap of Australia and joins the 100-Test club for the fourth and final match against India at the Gabba on Friday.
The 33-year-old will become Australia’s 13th cricketer to play 100 Tests, joining an honour roll of greats topped by former captains Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh (168).
“I look at the other 12 guys who have played more than 100 Test matches of cricket for Australia and they’re pure legends,” Lyon told reporters on Wednesday.
“Not just for Australia but (others from) all around the world, I’m going to pinch myself each and every day to see my name up against those fellows. It’s pretty amazing. I’ve tried in the past not to look too far ahead.
“But I’m pretty excited about this. Just the thought of playing 100 Test matches for Australia is very humbling.”