Australian Fast Bowler Brett Lee to Retire From All CricketEdward Johnson
Former Australia paceman Brett Lee, who was the world’s fastest bowler at his peak, is quitting all forms of cricket after a 20-year career.
Lee, 38, who retired from international cricket in 2012, said in a statement that this season with the Sydney Sixers will be his last. The domestic Big Bash League side will play its last home game of the season on Jan. 22.
“He has been an exceptional cricketer who gained fans around the world not only for his electrifying pace and performances with the ball, but the way that he played the game,” Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer James Sutherland said in the statement.
Lee claimed 310 wickets in 76 Tests before quitting elite five-day cricket to prolong his career in the shorter one-day format. The paceman, who delivered the ball at speeds close to 150 kilometers per hour (93mph), also took 380 wickets in one-day international matches.