'Retired' Lee to continue playing in Big Bash, Indian Premier League

Sydney, July 13 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, will continue playing in the Big Bash and Indian Premier League.

The 35-year-old pacer had earlier retired from Test cricket in February 2010 after taking 310 wickets in 76 matches, but continued playing for Australia in one-day matches and in the Twenty20 arena.

Lee has had several major injuries in recent years and was forced home from the one-day series in England early last week after suffering a calf injury.

Along with Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar, he was rated the fastest bowler in the world throughout his career.

Lee took 380 wickets in 221 one-day internationals as well as 28 wickets from 25 Twenty20 appearances for Australia.

He began his a Test career in the MCG Boxing Day Test of 1999 and played his final Test at the same venue in 2008, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Lee was a member of the 2003 World Cup-winning team in South Africa but was forced out of the 2007 tournament in the West Indies due to an ankle injury.

Lee continued representing Australia in the shorter formats after retiring from the Test arena for two years ago.

"I look back to when I was 19, and, while I hope [my injuries] never happen to anyone else, it's a fact that when you bowl fast, injuries happen," he said this week. (ANI)


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