Brett Lee announces retirement from T20s, BBL 2015 to be last tournament

Brett Lee announces retirement from T20s, BBL 2015 to be last tournament

Brett Lee announces retirement from T20s, BBL 2015 to be last tournament: Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from T20 cricket. The ongoing BBL 2015 will be his last tournament.

Lee was playing for the Sidney Sixers side in the BBL. Lee, 38, had retired from One Day matches in 2012 and had been solely a T20 player playing for various franchisees in IPL, New Zealand’s HRV cup. Brett Lee said,” I knew before the season started that this was going to be my last season,” Lee said. “I met with [coach] Trevor Bayliss and the talk was will I play for another two or three years, and I had that option, but I said to him straight away I want to make this my last year, I really want to enjoy this year.”

Lee has 117 wickets from 105 T20 matches. Brett Lee had made his debut in the very first T20 International against the New Zealand in 2005. Brett Lee previously played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in 2013 and had also been their bowling coach. His retirement also brought an end to his playing career which started in 1995.

“Cricket has given me so many great memories; it has given me so many great opportunities. I’ve been lucky enough to play for 20 years, whereas most people might get a year or two. To play for two decades at the top-level, really happy”, Lee said signing off. The Sydney Sixers still have a match remaining in their BBL campaign.