Mr. Kohli, you are welcome to have your child in Australia: Brett Lee

Mr. Kohli, you are welcome to have your child in Australia: Brett Lee

Brett Lee admires hitman Rohit Sharma's pull shot

Brett Lee and Virat Kohli
Brett Lee and Virat Kohli.(Photo Source: Getty Images)

The Australian team will enjoy a massive advantage over the Indian contingent in the last three Test matches of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020 as the visiting team will be without the services of their captain and a vital cog in their batting line-up Virat Kohli. The Indian skipper will be heading back to India after participating in the day-night Test at Adelaide Oval to be with his wife Anushka Sharma during the birth of their first child.

Meanwhile, the former Australian  fast-bowler Brett Lee made an offer to Virat to have his first child in Australia. Lee stated that Australia will wholeheartedly accept their child irrespective of whether it is a girl or boy. He also shared the possibility of Virat’s child donning the baggy green in the future if he/she takes birth on the Australian soil.

“If you would like to Mr. Kohli, you are welcome to have your child in Australia. Because we will accept you. If you have a little girl, fantastic. If you have a little boy, fantastic. They might become a Baggy Green,” Brett Lee said in an interview for Mid-Day.

I like watching Rohit Sharma play his pull shot:  Brett Lee

The veteran seamer also opined on the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy between the two cricketing superpowers by saying that though it is difficult to look beyond Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, he is excited to witness some fireworks from the lesser known players like Marnus Labuschagne, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw.

“It is pretty hard to go past Virat Kohli and Steven Smith. But I am actually looking forward to the lesser known players. These are players who are not at the echelon of world class yet.

“They are players who have only played a handful of matches, like Marnus Labuschagne for Australia, Rishabh Pant and Prithvi Shaw for India, those types of guys. I want to see those young guys step up to the play,” Lee added.

When asked to pick his favourite players in the current Indian and Australian teams, the 44-year-old asserted that he likes watching Pat Cummins in the Australian side but is not sure on whom to pick from the visiting team as he loves to watch all the Indian players.

“I think in the Australian team I would have to say Pat Cummins, and in the Indian cricket team, I love watching, I mean I can pick 30 of them, but I like watching Rohit Sharma play when he plays his pull shot,” Lee said.