Lee says he is far from finishedOctober 31st, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct. 31 (ANI): Australian speedster Brett Lee has said that he is far from finished, and warned that he will return fast and furious despite calls from legendary West Indies batsman Brian Lara to embrace the guile and tricks the late Malcolm Marshall used in the twilight of his glorious pace career.
“I haven’t finished yet. I know that my body has still got a lot left in it. I will know the time when it is time to move on,’ The Australian quoted Lee, as saying.
Lee, who has been ruled out of the seven-match one day series, and has returned to Australia because of an elbow strain, said: “Whilst I can still bowl over 155km/h, and do it consistently and actually feel pretty good, well I’m going to try and do it because I still have the passion for it, still love it.’
National chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch has indicated that veteran Lee is no longer a first-choice component of Australia’s Test attack.
Lee’s eyes become steely and shoulders pin back at any suggestion his days in the baggy green or spearhead role are numbered.
“I want to get my Test spot back definitely, I want to keep playing one-day cricket for Australia … and I love playing Twenty20 cricket, it’s exciting,’ said Lee, while promoting Deakin University as a safe destination for Indian students in Delhi.
Lee disagreed with Australian coach Tim Nielsen that a two-week Champions League odyssey after 11 one-day games in England and the Champions Trophy was what caused his elbow strain.
“I don’t think it’s got anything to do with the Champions League,’ affirmed Lee, who made his Boxing Day Test debut against India in Melbourne a decade ago.
“NSW is where I was born. I had the opportunity to play and I thought it would be the perfect lead-in
Lee believes form should be the only basis for Test selection. (ANI)
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