The iconic Australian speedster Brett Lee has announced his retirement from Twenty20 cricket, effective from the end of this year’s BBL campaign.
The 38-year-old who already hung up his boot from ODIs in 2012 and Test Cricket in 2008, but has continued to bowl in Twenty 20 format – both in the Big Bash League and the Indian Premier League.
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) January 15, 2015
The Sydney Sixers star, who made the announcement at the SCG on Thursday – has been the leading wicket taker for the Sixers, who has claimed nine wickets at 22.22 this summer.
Lee posted a message to his Facebook page to thank his fans and family members:
Lee took 310 wickets in 76 Tests for Australia, and 380 dismissals in 221 one-dayer’s.
Here is the wishes from his former team-mates after Lee announces retirement:
Well done Binga! I wish you well for the reminder of the Big Bash would be good to go out on a high!
— Andy Bichel (@BichelAndy) January 15, 2015
— Jordan Silk (@jcsilk14) January 15, 2015
Congrats to one of the great blokes, @BrettLee_58 on an amazing career. Privilege to have played with him. Few nervous fish in the sea now
— Pat Cummins (@93Cummins) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to @BrettLee_58 on an amazing career in all forms of cricket around the world! Wish you all the best with retirement!
— James Faulkner (@JamesFaulkner44) January 15, 2015
Congratulations to @BrettLee_58 on an amazing career. Going out bowling like a champion!! Will be missed on and off the park!
— Moises Henriques (@Mozzie21) January 15, 2015
— Dom Remond (@dremond) January 15, 2015
— Peter Nevill (@pmnevill) January 15, 2015
— Daniel Smith (@13DSmith) January 15, 2015