Strauss leaves huge void: Brett Lee

Sep 03, 2012, 08:23 IST | AFP

Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said Andrew Strauss had left a "huge void" in the England team following his retirement

England’s then Test captain bowed out on Wednesday, citing declining form as his main reason for calling time in his career.

“He was a batsman we were fond of, we thought he was a great player. He was always the top of discussion for us — ‘what’s the best way to bowl at Andrew Strauss?’

“He was a respected player and when you got Andrew Strauss out you knew you were bowling pretty well.

“He was a very competitive person with a very strong mind. A class act.

“He leaves a huge void in the England cricket team,” added Lee of Strauss, who has been succeeded as Test captain by opening partner Alastair Cook, already England’s one-day skipper.

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