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Brett Lee recalls when he got out first ball and started crying

Brett Lee revealed that he once wanted to play a knock innings like Ishan Kishan but got out first ball and started crying.
Brett Lee
Brett Lee: (Image Source: Twitter)

Former Australian fast bowler, Brett Lee lauded Ishan Kishan for his maiden double century he scores against Bangladesh in the recent ODI series. He also said that the southpaw is the one who should open the batting alongside Rohit Sharma in the 2023 World Cup.

In a video uploaded on his Youtube channel, Lee also recalled the days when used to play cricket in his backyard. Lee recalled how backyard cricket became a stepping stone realizing the dream of playing for the national side and helped him develop his cricket.

“For me personally, backyard cricket was almost like university or school… of thought to train my brain to one day become a Test cricketer. The aggression, the frustration, the fights, the anger, the passion that you show in backyard cricket. Now we are very lucky here in Australia, I am based on the south coast of Sydney where I grew up and I know that so many other kids around the world haven’t got that luxury of playing on beautiful grass fields or backyards or big spaces,” Lee said on his official YouTube channel.

Lee also narrated a funny incident where his elder brother got him out on first ball and left him crying badly.

“It can be Gully cricket over in India or street cricket around the world. But right here in Australia, we generally have a decent sized backyard and we had a nice little backyard and even a driveway, we’d run up across the road and bowl. So picture this backyard cricket at the Lee’s house normally around a Christmas morning or a Christmas afternoon or Boxing day morning, We’d have the whole pitch set out. So backyard cricket consisted of my older brother Shane and my younger brother Grant and yours truly.”

“He finally gets out 200 runs, might have been 300s… a lot of runs, I was bowling for hours. Then my turn to bat and I’m thinking like how can I consolidate that innings. How can I be Ishan Kishan of the world and go on and get a big double hundred and try to win the game. I went out there, nicked first ball and Shane ran inside and I started crying. Mum came out and had a go on my brother and I got another bat. But that was our story of backyard cricket, ferocious games of cricket and the other thing too, my older brother Shane would always make me get a brand-new tennis ball. So he’d say, go down the shops, buy a brand new tennis ball and bring it back. And I’d say why can’t you guys go, i don’t want to play then so he knew that I was so keen to play and I’d ride down every second day to the shops and buy a brand-new tennis ball.”

Lee made his international cricket debut against India in 1999 in a Test match. His ODI debut came against Pakistan in the year 2009. Lee went on to represent Australia in 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is, picking 310, 380, and 28 wickets respectively.

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