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Happy B’Day Brett Lee: Brett Lee was Tendulkar’s terrifying dream, ruled world cricket for 15 years – Birthday special former Australian pacer Brett Lee turns 45

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Brett Lee turns 45

By the end of the 90s, a new star of the cricket world was getting ready to emerge, he was an Australian fast bowler whose run-up, load-up and going at 150 kmph was worth watching. When Australia used to dominate the world cricket, a bowler who made a place in the hearts of cricket lovers, which continues to this day, his name is Brett Lee. Today Brett Lee is celebrating his 45th birthday. Lee’s presence completed Australia’s bowling attack.

During his 13-year cricket career, Brett Lee set many big records. He became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in Australia’s World Cup. He also became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in T20 Internationals. Both of his hat-tricks came only in ICC events, this proves that he was a great player. He made his Test debut against India taking five wickets. Today, on the special occasion of his 45th birthday, we will introduce you to some big and important moments of his career-

In the year 1999, Brett Lee made his Test debut against India during the Boxing Day Test. In the first over itself, he created his fear in the minds of the batsmen and he finished the match with a five-wicket haul. The Indian team could not face his pace and the team lost that match by a huge margin. This proved that Lee would play a long time for Australia. Apart from this, Australia won the West Indies, New Zealand and South Africa due to Lee’s lethal bowling. Also, the Kangaroo team defeated India and Sri Lanka at their home. Brett Lee played 76 Test matches in which he took 310 wickets.

Brett Lee’s ODI career was amazing. He took the five-wicket haul in his first ODI series itself. He also played this series against India in Adelaide. He played 221 ODI matches in his career in which he took 380 wickets.

In the 2003 World Cup, Brett Lee bowled at 160 kmph and easily won the World Cup in South Africa.

Brett Lee’s chainsaw trademark was Celebration. In his career of 15 years, he had taken Australia to the heights many times. He won the 2003 World Cup and the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy. When Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne retired, Brett Lee was given the new ball and led the Australian attack under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting.

When Brett Lee used to play against the Indian team, the fans used to watch him even more closely, the reason was Sachin Tendulkar. During his time, Sachin Tendulkar dominated the batting, but then Brett Lee was such a bowler who could control Sachin. Lee has dismissed Sachin many times in ODI cricket. Sachin has been dismissed for the most number of times in ODIs. Brett Lee has dismissed Sachin 9 times in ODI cricket. Lee has dismissed Tendulkar 5 times in Test cricket. Overall, Sachin has been dismissed by Lee 15 times in international cricket.

In his international career, Lee has taken a total of 720 wickets. However, then his bowling declined due to injury and then he could not prove to be as deadly again. He retired from cricket in 2012 after the Big Bash Big.

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Apart from cricket, Brett Lee is also a good musician. He composed many songs in India. He is also a well-known commentator in the cricket world.

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