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Brett
Lee

One of Cricket's Fastest Bowlers

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Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer and is widely regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the history of the game maxing out with a top speed of 161.1 kmph.

Lee made his international debut for Australia in December 1999 and quickly established himself on the world scene. Known for his blistering pace, aggression, and ability to generate extreme bounce, he struck fear into the hearts of batsmen around the world. With his smooth run-up, explosive action, and ability to consistently bowl above 150 km/h, Lee was a formidable presence on the cricket field.

Throughout his career, Lee played 76 Test matches, taking 310 test wickets at an average of 30.81. In One Day Internationals, he claimed 380 wickets in 221 matches at an average of 23.36, equal most wickets for Australia along with Glenn McGrath. After retiring from international cricket in 2012, Lee transitioned into the world of cricket broadcasting and commentary whilst continuing his domestic Big Bash career right up until 2015. His deep understanding of the game, coupled with his engaging personality, made him a natural fit for this role. He continues to serve as a commentator for Fox Sports in Australia and Viacom 18 in India.

In India, Lee's popularity soared as he embraced the culture by learning Hindi and connected with the fans on a personal level. His love for Bollywood endeared him to the Indian audience, making him a beloved figure in the cricket-crazy nation. This popularity led to numerous brand endorsements and appearances in Australian & Indian films.

Lee's ability to connect the world of sport to business can be attributed to his strong relationships with the subcontinent. He was once invited on a business delegation trip to India with then Prime Minister, the honourable Tony Abbott, where the PM was quoted saying "I didn’t understand the power of cricket until I came to India with Brett Lee”. Lee has been actively involved in promoting cricket in India and has worked closely with various organisations to foster collaborations and partnerships. His charisma, combined with his business acumen, has enabled him to create a significant impact in the sports industry, particularly in the Indian subcontinent.

Lee is involved in many philanthropic organisations, he is a proud ambassador for Gotcha4life, an Australian charity enabling people to build mental fitness and help to reduce suicide in Australia. Lee remains an influential figure in the world of cricket due to his exceptional skills as a fast bowler, his passion for the game, and his dedication to promoting cricket globally.

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