New Delhi: His good looks and singing skills have made him a heartthrob of teens, but make no mistake. When Brett Lee ran up to bowl, he is a batsman's worst nightmare.
The 35-year-old who retires from international cricket, has been defined by sheer speed and deadly accuracy when on the field. Off it, he has been the rare Australian cricketer who would not sledge, has never been known to have an altercation with batsmen and was a picture of geniality and friendliness.
Brett Lee or Binga made his international debut against India in the Melbourne Test in 1999. And with a bang. He announced his arrival with a five-wicket haul and gave the world a glimpse of breathtaking pace. Very soon, he was being compared to greats like Glenn McGrath, Damien Fleming and Jason Gillespie.