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Srinagar: Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has hailed Australia veteran spinner Nathan Lyon after Australian lead his side to a win in third test against India in Indore.

After the Test, where Lyon was presented with the Player of the Match award, India captain Rohit Sharma  praised Australia star.

Lyon picked three wickets in first innings as Australia folded India for just 109 runs on Day 1. In the second innings, he picked up a record eight-wicket haul as the tourists set themselves a target of just 76 runs. His tally of 11 wickets made his the highest wicket-taker in the history of Border-Gavaskar trophy as he went part India legend Anil Kumble.

“He should be at the top in my opinion. Obviously I haven’t played guys like Murali or Shane Warne. But among the current crop, he would probably be the No.1 overseas bowler to come and play in India,” Rohit said in the post-match presser.

The India opener then explained what makes Lyon so threatening as a spinner.

“He has got so much consistency in his line and length. When you have someone with that amount of accuracy, you need to try and do something different in terms of scoring runs because you know he will not give you anything easy. This is probably his third tour to India. I wasn’t part of team during his first tour but I watched the game. He is a very experienced bowler and is not afraid of getting hit. That gives the captain a lot of confidence because he knows he has a guy who that he is going to pitch it there and let the pitch do the remaining,” he explained.

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