Nathan Lyon and wife Emma confirm big news after off-spinner makes it to 500-wicket club

Nathan Lyon and wife Emma McCarthy have confirmed that they were recently blessed with a baby. The couple didn’t announce the pregnancy news or birth publicly. On December 17, Lyon became the eighth bowler in Test cricket to take 500 wickets as Australia defeated Pakistan by 360 runs in the opening game of the three-match series.

The off-spinner took 5 wickets in his comeback match after an injury kept him out for months. Speaking to Channel 7 after the match, Lyon’s wife Emma revealed that they recently welcomed their first kid.

Emma’s pregnancy was not announced but the two were seen holding a baby. “The last 12 months have been busy. We have a baby. He played in the Ashes but was injured in one of the games. It was nice to have him at home for a couple of months,” Emma told Trent Copeland.

In a different interview with Lyon, Channel 7’s Mel McLachlan said: “You talk about your partner. I met you at the Sydney Cricket Ground a couple of weeks ago and you were there with your baby. You are madly in love. Good time with your family.”

Emma is Nathan Lyon’s second wife and he daughters Harper and Milla with his ex-partner Mel. “Being a parent gives you a different joy. When the kids grow up, they will be able to see what their dad did as a cricketer.

“Family members are my biggest supporters. You see their reaction and that speaks a lot about their live. I can’t perform well without those guys,” Nathan Lyon said.

Emma said her husband is very simple and likes to enjoy time with the kids at home. She also revealed that Lyon was nervous before the game as he was returning after a long break and was recently blessed with a kid.

“He was nervous because of the injury and rehab. He was unsure whether his body would hold up for five days. I think he is at ease after taking 5 wickets and he will surely celebrate.”

Lyon has 501 wickets at an average of 30.85 in 123 Tests. The 36-year-old wants to continue to represent Australia.

Most wickets in Test cricket history

  1. Muttiah Muralitharan (SL) – 800
  2. Shane Warne (AUS) – 708
  3. Jimmy Anderson (ENG) – 690 (still playing)
  4. Anil Kumble (IND) – 619
  5. Stuart Broad (ENG) – 604
  6. Glenn McGrath (AUS) – 563
  7. Courtney Walsh (WI) – 516
  8. Nathan Lyon (AUS) – 501 (still active)
  9. R Ashwin (IND) – 489 (still active)
  10. Dale Steyn (SA) – 439

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