Unknown facts and secrets about Brett Lee

Nov 08, 2012, 17:34 IST | A Correspondent
As we celebrate the birthday of Australian fast bowler, Brett Lee, we let you in on some secrets about the famous pacer.
  • Brett Lee began playing cricket at 8 years of age.
  • Brett Lee is part of a band 'Six and Out' comprised of fellow NSW cricketers: Brad McNamara, Gavin Robertson, Richard Chee Quee, and brother, Shane Lee.
  • Besides being a pro at acoustic and bass guitars Brett Lee can also play the piano and the mouth organ.
  • His acoustic guitar is with him on every tour.
  • His Maton guitar is his most prized possession which is autographed by iconic musicians.

Brett Lee
Brett Lee.

  • Brett Lee is the co-owner of a café called 'Fusions Coffee Shop/Bookshop' with Luke Harriss.
  • Brett Lee is the first Australian cricketer to claim a hat-trick in a World Cup (2003 vs Kenya).
  • When not playing professional cricket, Brett gets back to Barclay's Menswear where he worked as a suit salesman before he debuted in Tests.
  • Brett Lee has the fear of heights.
  • Favourite rugby league team: St George Illawarra Dragons.
  • Favourite cricketers: Dennis Lillee and Allan Donald.
  • First car: Daewoo Cielo.
  • Favourite cuisine: Indian.
  • Favourite pizza: Hawaiian.
  • Favourite Hollywood Actors: Eddie Murphy, Adam Sandler, Sandra Bullock.
  • Favourite Bollywood Actor: Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Favourite Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Happy Gilmore.
  • Favourite TV shows: 60 Minutes and Australia's Funniest Home Videos.
  • Favourite author: Stephen King.
  • Favourite soccer team: Sydney FC.
  • Competed at state level for javelin.
  • Person he would like to be for a day: Elvis Presley.
  • His non-cricket sporting heroes are the Socceroos.
  • Starred in a short film called ‘Dream Date’, directed by Adam Rainford.
  • First Hindi song he heard: Muqabla Muqabla, when he was 17 years old and on the U-19 tour of India. He still owns the cassette of that song.
  • Featured in a duet song with legendary Indian singer, Asha Bhosle called ‘You’re the one for me’. The song reached a peak position of no.1 on Indian and South African music charts.
  • Brett is also learning the Hindi language and is often speaks basic Hindi on his visits to India.
  • His best cooking is beef stir fry.
  • Once was the host of a program called Personal Best.
  • Featured in ‘Flash Force’ a cartoon, as a hero.
  • In first cricket match at the age of 9, he bowled out six batsmen in succession in a single over.
  • Is in the credits of Hollywood movie 'Babe', as a pig-handler.
  • Made a cameo in the Bollywood movie 'Victory' as himself.
  • First pet: Rabbit named Floppy.
  • Has two clownfish as pets, named them Finding and Nemo.

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