Thursday, January 15, 2015

Brett Lee announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Australian fast bowler, Brett Lee, has brought an end to his cricket career after declaring his retirement from Twenty20 cricket on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The 38-year-old speedster said goodbye to international cricket in July 2012. At that time, he was the fourth highest Test wicket taker of his country- with 310 wickets in 76 matches. Playing 221 ODIs, he took 380 wickets. In one-day internationals, he along with Glenn McGrath is the leading wicket-taker for Australia.
Though he quit international cricket, he continued playing Twenty20 franchise cricket for Big Bash League (BBL) and Indian Premier League (IPL). As he has announced retirement from Twenty20 cricket, it indicates that the only remaining match of his team, Sydney Sixers, against Sydney Thunders on Thursday could be his last match.

He is one of the three fast bowlers in cricket history who have bowled at speed of 161 kilometres per hour mark (100 miles per hour).