Milestone man Lee puts to bed India flop-show

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> The flop-show in India has been &quot;put to bed&quot; by Brett Lee, who claims that his life and career are back on track after the agonising past few months.

Updated: November 23, 2008 08:06 IST
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The flop-show in India has been "put to bed" by Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee, who claims that his life and career are back on track after the agonising past few months.

The tearaway bowler, who grabbed his 300th Test wicket in the just concluded Test win over New Zealand in Brisbane, said he has finally recovered from the slump that threatened his career.

"It's sort of been a different thing to coming through injury," Lee, who managed just eight wickets in the four Tests against India, said after becoming only the fourth Australian bowler to enter the 300-wicket club.

"I have been up against a brickwall the past couple of months. I actually feel like I have turned the corner now. The fitness feels really good. I feel like I am back to where I want to be bowling," he was quoted as saying by 'The Daily Telegraph'.

During the tumultuous trip to India, the pacer was put on drip after a bout of food poisoning and lost five kilograms at a place he calls his second home but the 32-year-old says he is fine now.

"I wasn't happy on the whole with the Indian tour. That's behind me now. I have gotten over that. I have put that to bed. I am back back bowling in Australian conditions," he said.

"I always try to take a positive out of any type of situation," he added.

Disturbed he might have been but Lee said he never lost the zeal to fight.

"There could have been times when I threw the towel in and said 'well, it's too hard' with the ankle surgery, the elbow surgery, or you break your back as a youngster and they say you are never going to be able to play cricket.

"I am 32 now. I have got no doubt I will be back to where I was last year, hopefully even better. I was bowling mid-140km/h, I like to touch the 150 barrier, which I know over the next couple of games will definitely come when I get a bit more strength back," Lee said.

"I am still fighting as hard as I possibly can to try and get that strength back which I lost over in India. As I said, I feel 100 per cent now. I feel a billion times better than what I felt a few weeks ago," he added.

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