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Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket

Jan 15, 2015 16:44 IST

Australian cricketer Brett Lee on 14 January 2015 announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career. Lee is currently playing in the Australia Big Bash League for Sydney Sixers team.

Lee will retire from cricket at the end of Big Bash League 2015. Earlier, Lee retired from international cricket in 2012, but he continued to play Twenty20 in both the Australian Big Bash League and the Indian Premier League.

Brett Lee
• Lee has played in 117 Twenty20s in which he has taken 105 wickets at 30.27 since making his debut in 2005.
• Lee played 76 Tests for Australia, where he took 310 wickets and he also played 221 one-dayers with 380 dismissals.
• His fastest delivery cracked the 161 kilometres per hour mark (100 miles per hour), with consistently bowling at 150kph over 20 years.
• He was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders team that won the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2012.
• In his 20-year career, Lee got several awards including 2009 Champions League Twenty20 Player of the Series, 2008 Australian Test Player of the Year, 2006 Wisden Cricketer of the Year and 2000 Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

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