& # 39; Shattered & # 39; Nathan Lyon seeks comfort in Emma McCarthy's arms after struggling to recover from Ashes blunder that cost Australia the third test
- Nathan Lyon missed a golden opportunity to catch Jack Leach at The Ashes
- If he had done that, Australia would have won the third test and kept the urn
- Ricky Ponting said the spin bowler & # 39; signed & # 39; would be by his crucial mistake
The current and current captains of Australia are trying to help Nathan Lyon to continue with his expensive mistake in the third Ashes test.
There were a handful of missed chances and half chances that could have helped Australia to prevent Ben Stokes from leveling the series in a stunning way at Headingley.
The most striking was when Lyon found Pat Cummins' return at the end of the bowler and missed a golden opportunity to leave Jack Leach.
Nathan Lyon, who is in the UK with his girlfriend Emma McCarthy, would struggle after his mistake
If Lyon had neatly collected the ball and released the bail, Australia would have kept the urn.
It was not a pleasant few days for Lyon, who sprained his ankle in Derby and couldn't finish the team's touch football, designed to help them press the reset button after a few days of searching.
The offspinner, who visited the final chapter of Stokes & epic knock in a standard post-test review with teammates, was already equipped for this week's tour competition and has no doubts about the Old Trafford Test starting on Wednesday.
However, it is unclear what state of mind he will be in.
"There are certainly some scars … a fairly simple chance, but it happens," former skipper Ricky Ponting told The Unplayable Podcast.
Ponting watched the drama unfold from the commentary box and sent a text message to Lyon when he returned to his hotel in Leeds.
If Lyon had neatly collected the ball and released the bail, Australia would have kept the urn
& # 39; His response – you could see how shattered he was about the whole thing – but he will go further. As I said to him, he is absolutely amazing in the Australian game and has won so many games for Australia himself. & # 39;
Ponting went on to suggest that Lyon might be able to revise Glenn McGrath from 563 testwickets, that is his skill.
Captain Tim Paine, Steve Smith and other team members have tried to make sure that Lyon understands that his blunder was one of the many turning points – and is not representative of a test career with 357 wickets.
But also that there is more to life than cricket, Smith admits that he may not have been in Cape Town before the cheat scandal.
Lyon separated at the end of 2017 from his previous partner and mother from his children Mel Waring
& # 39; I recently sent a message to Nathan Lyon. He was a bit down after the game, & Smith said.
& # 39; I just said that my year has given me a lot of perspective.
& # 39; Although on many levels it is important to win and play the right way and do all such things, it is ultimately only a game. I think that helped him a bit. & # 39;
Paine & # 39; s first appearance as captain after the defeat was to literally get Lyon off the ground, something he has been doing metaphorically ever since.
Lyon is in the UK with his girlfriend Emma McCarthy.
At the end of 2017 he divorced his previous partner and the mother of his children Mel Waring.
Miss Waring went to social media on Wednesday to say she wasn't jealous of Miss McCarthy's relationship with Lyon.
The mother of two said she & # 39; never happier & # 39; despite recent articles claiming she & # 39; stripped & # 39; was to see the friend of the spin-bowler fit wedding dresses while she was in England for the Ashes.
Fans with eagle eyes also noticed that Lyon & # 39; s two-year-old friend Emma McCarthy put on a & # 39; N & # 39; necklace while dressing in the glamorous white coats with fellow WAG & # 39; s.
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