• In a candid chat with the media, the 33-year-old talks about the reasons for announcing his retirement from Test cricket, Kings XI Punjab's chances in IPL-III, Tendulkar and the memorable moments in his Test career spanning 10 years.

    Clad in a Kings XI Punjab jersey and shorts, the Australian speedster Brett Lee is the cynosure of all eyes at the Sector 16 Stadium. Cricket fans circle the Aussie legend to get a close view and take his autograph. Lee looks all pumped up for the IPL challenge. Back after an elbow injury, Lee will be an important cog in the Punjab side.

     

    Lee, who was part of the Australian team that won three World Cups and with 310 Test scalps in 76 outings, shocked the world recently when he announced his retirement from Test cricket.

     

    In a candid chat with the media, the 33-year-old talks about the reasons for announcing his retirement from Test cricket, Kings XI Punjab's chances in IPL-III, Sachin Tendulkar and the memorable moments in his Test career spanning 10

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  • He's my role model and the only reason I am playing cricket, so it was a very special feeling, it's still hard to put in words. He's the best in the world and there's no comparison.

    For someone who has idolised Tendulkar from childhood, how did it feel when Tendulkar got his double hundred?

    I was clapping standing in the dressing room, but it felt as if I had scored the double hundred myself, that's how thrilling it was. He's my role model and the only reason I am playing cricket, so it was a very special feeling, it's still hard to put in words. He's the best in the world and there's no comparison. I wish I could have been there with him in the middle at the time. Even when he played that innings in Hyderabad, I wished I could have been there - just the feeling of watching him score a double hundred in one-day cricket is unmatchable.

     

    What was special about this innings, apart from the fact that he got a double ton?

     

    I have never seen a batsman looking so much in control on a given

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  • In a lengthy chat, Lalit Modi walked Hindustan Times through some of the issues dogging the Indian Premier League landscape.

    Mumbai: Sitting in the 33rd floor clubroom of a plush hotel, Lalit Modi surveys the city's skyline like a monarch would - or perhaps a mafia don, depending on how you look at it. In a lengthy chat, he walked HT through some of the issues dogging the Indian Premier League landscape. Excerpts:

     

    The tournament returns home in a climate of fear. The talk is all about security .

     

    That's the reality today. Everybody needs to be more vigilant. After 9/11 and 26/11, the world has changed. As organisers and administrators it's our job to look into every aspect of security. The challenges have become more because every (terror) group feels that this is a good way of getting attention.

     

    Eight teams to begin, 10 from 2011, 90-odd matches in a season. How much bigger can it get?

     

    We're going to freeze it at 10 for the time being, at least for the next eight years. We have

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