Bret Lee retired from international cricket
July 13, 2012 11:50pm CST
The Australian fast bowler Bret lee announced his retirement from international cricket due to haunting injuries. He is currently the current record holder ofr second fastest bowler in international cricket(160.8km). He had played with many Australian legends like steve waugh, mark waugh, Mc grath, shane warne, gilly... He had a very good career of 13 years in international cricket.He had already made his retirement from test crickets(2010), now he his retiring from ODI and T20. He is now 35 year old and well known for his quick attacking bowling. although he announced retirement from international cricket, he said that he will continue playing in T20 league's like IPL and Big bash tournaments. So now Lee also becomes a freelance T20 player, no need to get NOC from board to play in t20 league's. And do you think t20 league will not invite injuries for Bret Lee. But surely age of 35 is a right time for a fast bowler to end his career, but but ending career in International cricket and continuing in T20 league's is not understandable. surely in t20's he need to bowl only short spells and it invites less injuries, then he should have continued in T20 for Australia also... these days cricket players are thinking in money mind, and that is what makes many players to announce retirement.
14 Jul 12
I think his retirement was on cards for quite some time now. He has been on the down at the international level for some time now. He has been a brand ambassador for Australian cricket over the past decade or so. Despite other cricketers getting embroiled in all kinds of unsavory incidents like sledging etc, he has a remarkably clean image for an Aussie cricketer and was popular wherever he went. I hope he has a nice retirement. Cheers! Ram
16 Jul 12
ya he was fair considering other Australian players. ya in the recent past he was not performing to his level best, so retirement was on the card. And the good thing is that he announced it by himself, not waited for board to make him announce a forced retirement.
14 Jul 12
Yeah it was a big disappointment for all the cricket lovers when Brett Lee called it a day. i mean it was always fun watching this talented fast bowler. He has always full-heartedly played vital roles for Australia. It is really difficult to produce a bowler of his calibre. He would be missed by large by everyone.
16 Jul 12
his good quality is that, he not only bowls quick but also take crucial wickets. he played a vital role in Australian team. everyone knows his talent and caliber. Australia have good bench strength, so they might not feel this retirement as a vacuum in the team, but definitely Bret Lee is amiss for them.
14 Jul 12
That really is a big news to hear since he was a classic and the leading spearhead of australia bowling attack and now if he has retired its really shocking to hear.i think it has got to do with his match fitness and strength factors.atleast lets hope to see him in some commercials very soon.Even if he had thought about money he would have gone for more time.i think he has taken a wise call in calling it quits for sure
17 Jul 12
Lots of players are now retiring very early. I think IPL is one of the reason that players are retiring very early. I think players should be rotated so that they can play more matches for their countries and to prevent burn out syndrome and to keep them fit.