‘Happy Father’s Day to the world’s greatest Dad’ – Brett Lee lauds his father for his ‘wicket-taking celebrations’

‘Happy Father’s Day to the world’s greatest Dad’ – Brett Lee lauds his father for his ‘wicket-taking celebrations’

Lee used to throw punches pointing his fists towards the ground after he would pick up a wicket.

Brett Lee with his father
Brett Lee with his father. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Brett Lee, the former Australian fast bowler, was known for his sheer pace and venom with the ball in hand. Even after quite a few years since his retirement from all forms of cricket, he holds the record of one of the fastest balls in international cricket. He made his debut for the Aussies way back in 1999 and plied his trade at the highest level for the next 13 years.

Binga, as he was popularly known, used to terrorize batters with his speed. He, along with Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar, was among the fastest bowlers of his generation. In 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is, Lee picked up 310, 380 and 28 wickets respectively. His economy rate wasn’t on the higher side either. He knew how to dismiss batters and tying them up.

Lee was also for known his celebrations after he picked up a wicket. He used to throw punches pointing his fists towards the ground. On Sunday, September 5, Australia celebrated Father’s Day and Lee wished his father on the auspicious day. Lee also revealed where he learned his celebrations from.

He uploaded a video to wish his father. The veteran captioned the video and wrote, “Happy Father’s Day to the world’s greatest Dad. You’ve taught me many things over the years none more significant than my post wicket celebration #chainsaw.”

Here’s Brett Lee’s video

Lee’s career

Apart from playing for Australia, Lee also showed his class in domestic tournaments across the world. He almost took a hat-trick in his last T20 match for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League back in January 2015. Even in that game, he bowled his yorkers with precision and kept his team in the game until the last ball. The Perth Scorchers had won the game despite Lee’s spell.

Lee also honed his skills in the Indian Premier League. He started his career for the Kings XI Punjab after which he turned out for the Kolkata Knight Riders. Lee was no mug with the bat either. In his career, he notched over 2,700 runs with eight half-centuries to show for his efforts. He was a more than handy batter lower down the order.