‘I’ve lost one of my mates due to being hit in the head’: Lyon bites back after Pietersen floats idiotic concussion theory

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 30: Sky Sports commentator Kevin Pietersen during Day Three of the LV= Insurance Ashes 2nd Test match between England and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground on June 30, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley - ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

Nathan Lyon has slammed Kevin Pietersen comments suggesting Australia would benefit from him being hit in the head while batting so he could be subbed out of the game.

A wounded Lyon provided the iconic moment of this Ashes series on Saturday, batting with a badly injured calf to help Australia add 15 runs for the final wicket at Lord’s.

Such was Lyon’s state, the 35-year-old had to hobble down the stairs of the Lord’s Pavilion one wicket early to ensure he was not timed-out, before sitting with the crowd until batting.

Still needing crutches to move properly, the 35-year-old then limped onto the field without them, used his bat as a walking stick and even hopped a single once in the middle.

Kevin Pietersen. (Photo by Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB via Getty Images)

The effort won him a standing ovation from Lord’s and even a chant of his nickname Garry from sections of the crowd after he hit a four to help Australia set England a fourth-innings target of 371.

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