It always hurts when the 'best' is missing. Brett Lee has bid adieu to Test cricket in order to prolong his career in One-Day Internationals and T20s. The Australian speedster, who has 310 scalps to his name in the longer format of the game, has been a regular to hospitals, owing to some serious injuries in the latter stage of his career. On his decision to quit Tests, he said, "I'm not 21, I'm 33! It is really difficult to bowl at 150kmph for 5 days."
Maybe that is true but the world will definitely miss this true sportsman in the white uniform.
We at CricketNDTV take a look at his eventful career.
Lee's best Test bowling figures of five for 30 came against the West Indies at The Gabba, Brisbane in 2005.
He was rewarded for his tremendous performances by being chosen in "Australia's Greatest ODI XI", selected by former and present Australian ODI representatives. (AFP Photo)
Not many are unaware of his amazing relations with India. He has sung a song with Asha Bhosle and has done various ad shoots in the country. He is also famous as a good sportsman and human being. (AFP Photo)
Lee's 100th wicket was Marcus Trescothick in his 27th Test against England at Sydney in 2003. (AFP Photo)
Lee's 300th wicket was Jamie How in his 73rd Test against New Zealand at Brisbane on 22 November 2008. (AFP Photo)
Brett Lee is seen here with Prince Williams. The Australian bowler was the Allan Border Medallist in 2008.(AFP Photo)
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