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‘You’ve embarrassed yourself’ - Matt Prior’s vicious Ashes attack on Nathan Lyon

Matt Prior, the former England cricket team wicketkeeper, has lashed out at Australian cricket team off-spinner Nathan Lyon after the spinner accused him of wanting to quit the tour midway during the 5-0 whitewash in the 2013-14 series.

cricket Updated: Nov 21, 2017 16:46 IST
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Nathan Lyon has accused Matt Prior of wanting to quit the 2013-14 Ashes tour midway, to which the former England wicketkeeper has lashed out. (Getty Images)

Matt Prior has continued his war of words with Nathan Lyon after the Australian spinner accused the former England wicketkeeper of wanting to quit midway through their 5-0 whitewash in 2013-14.

Lyon suggested Prior wanted to “fly home” before the third Test in Perth as Mitchell Johnson scared the touring batsmen with his pace.

Prior hit back by denying the claims, labelling Lyon’s comments as “completely ridiculous” and “wholeheartedly untrue”.

But the 35-year-old did not stop there as he took to Twitter to lambast Lyon more – focusing his attention on the 30-year-old’s comments about ending the careers of some of England’s current touring party.

“Last time someone spouted a whole load of BS about me, I stayed quiet, not this time,” Prior posted.

“To be clear, I may have been playing badly, fair enough, but there was no way I was getting on a plane home. You’ve embarrassed yourself Nathan Lyon and this game has a funny way of biting back. I sincerely hope you’re not part of a losing Australia team on home soil Nathan Lyon. I still remember being sat on the outfield at the SCG after winning 3-1 while your press and fans were tearing into the Oz players. You want to end careers? Just make sure it’s not yours that ends.”

First Published: Nov 21, 2017 16:46 IST