Australia debut was the best news I ever received: Ashton Agar

Jul 11, 2013, 23:48 IST | PA Sport

Ashton Agar says finding out he would be making his Test debut for Australia in the first Ashes Test was "the best news I've ever received".

Left-arm spinner Agar was a shock inclusion in the Australia XI on Wednesday at Trent Bridge, completing a remarkable rise through the ranks by usurping Nathan Lyon in the side.

Ashton Agar
Ashton Agar

The nineteen-year-old number 11 Ashton Agar played one of the great Ashes innings on debut yesterday with a remarkable 98 from 101 balls.

Speaking after capping his meteoric rise by becoming Australia’s 434th Test player, he said: “I was rapt, over the moon.

“Probably the best news I’ve ever received in my life.” 

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