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‘He’s pretty nifty, walks around the crease, is very aggressive’ – Brett Lee on why he would like to bowl at Rishabh Pant

Brett Lee would love to bowl to Rishabh Pant considering his ability to walk around the crease.
Brett Lee and Rishabh Pant
Brett Lee and Rishabh Pant- Source (Twitter)

Brett Lee is regarded as one of the greatest Australian fast bowlers of all time. He was known for his immaculate line and length, coupled with the ability to bowl deliveries at searing pace with no drop in consistency. Bowling consistently over 140 km/hr, Lee had been a nemesis for most of the batters during his distinguished career which spanned from 1999 till 2012. 

The speedster’s spicy on-field rivalry with the legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar was the highlight of every India vs Australia match. Having bowled at several great batters of his era, Lee recently picked his most exciting choice amongst the present set of Indian batters, against whom he would love to bowl at if given a choice.

During an interaction with the, Brett Lee said that he had the pleasure to bowl against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, as well as Virat Kohli at the start of his career.

However, amongst the present set of young Indian players, it is the wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant, who he would love to bowl to considering his unique ability to walk around the crease and play aggressive shots all – around the wicket while playing in an unorthodox fashion.

Brett Lee backs Rishabh Pant over everyone else on the Indian Team

“I had the pleasure to play against the older generation of Indian players like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag, and Virat Kohli, at the start of his career. I think someone like Rishabh Pant would be very exciting to bowl to. He’s pretty nifty, walks around the crease, is very aggressive, and is the one guy I’d like to challenge myself against. I’ve had the pleasure to meet him a few times, and he’s pretty unorthodox, which would make it very hard to bowl him to,” remarked Brett Lee.

The legendary Aussie seamer scalped 310 Test wickets across 76 matches, at an average of 30.81. In the ODI format, he picked up 380 wickets across 221 matches, averaging 23.36.

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