Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career

Updated: Nov 19, 2016, 16:01 IST
  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Let's take a look at the career of one of the game's most lovable characters, in pictures and numbers. (All pics/ AFP, agencies, Mid Day archives)
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    The speedster claimed 380 wickets in 221 ODIs, making him the second Australian after Glenn McGrath to take 300 or more Test and one-day scalps. He also has 28 wickets from 25 Twenty20 games
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Lee had already retired from Test cricket in February 2010 after taking 310 wickets in 76 matches
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    He has suffered many injuries in recent years and was forced home from the one-day series in England early last week after suffering a calf injury
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Looking back at a glorious career, Lee termed Australia's World Cup victory in 2003 and taking a Test hat-trick as career highlights. He also recalled the famous 2005 Ashes Test at Edgbaston, stating it was among his fondest memories even though Australia lost by two runs
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Lee, who played for New South Wales, began his Test career in the MCG Boxing Day Test of 1999 against India and played his final Test at the same venue in 2008
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Brett Lee played domestic Twenty20 cricket for the Big Bash and the Indian Premier League
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Lee loves music and India. He has launched a foundation, Mewsic, with the goal of spreading music, especially among economically poor and slum kids. A community music centre near Mumbai was opened last year as part of the same
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    He and Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar were rated the fastest bowlers in the world at their peak
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  • Birthday special in pictures: Brett Lee's illustrious cricket career
    Lee said he was happy to have played "in a fantastic era" which featured greats like Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist, Steve and Mark Waugh
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Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee celebrates his milestone 40th birthday today. We take a look back at the impressive career of one of the fastest bowlers in cricket

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