‘I’m Excited and Emotional’:Brett Lee

Published 01/15/2015, 9:13 AM EST


Australian Fast Bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket today.

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The Blonde Aussie speedster Brett Lee will call time on his 20 year career by finishing the current season of BBL with Sydney Sixers.

The Sixers play their last league game against cross city franchise Sydney Thunder at the SCG with a chance to play in the finals.

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Brett Lee had quit playing international cricket in July 2012 when called time on his ODI career but played in Twenty20 leagues such as the IPL and the BBL. He had retired from test cricket in 2010.

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Brett Lee was quoted as saying “When the last ball’s bowled, I’ll walk off happy and content.”

“I am excited, I’m emotional, I’m happy but I’m certainly not worried because I know I have made the right call,” he added. “I am not Benjamin Button. I knew before this season started this would be my last season.”

Brett Lee has played 76 test matches for Australia and took 310 wickets.In one-day internationals, he played 221 matches and took 380 wickets, which makes him the leading wicket taker for Australia along with Glenn McGrath.  The fastest delivery bowled by him cracked the 161 kmph (100 miles per hour) mark. Brett Lee is one of the only four Australian bowlers who have claimed more than 300 test wickets. The other 3 being Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Dennis Lillee.

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“He has been an exceptional cricketer who gained fans around the world not only for his electrifying pace and performances with the ball, but the way he played the game,” said James Sutherland, Chief of Cricket Australia.

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Gurkirat Singh Gill

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A sports enthusiast since 2003 with my first experience of connecting with sports being the Cricket World Cup 2003. Studying Engineering in Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi, but pretty sure will not become an Engineer.

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