Brett Lee Becoming An Actor Soon. File Photo, REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
Brett Lee to star in an upcoming movie based in India.File photo, REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Lee may have hinted a career change while announcing his retirement.

The former test bowler will retire from Twenty20 cricket after the Big Bash League gets over. Lee announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012. However, he continued to play T20 cricket both at the domestic level and overseas. He is most notably associated with Sydney Sixers in the BBL. He has also been associated with Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premiere League since 2011. Lee was speaking at a press conference in Sydney as he said that he had enjoyed every single moment of "an amazing and emotional 20 years" of career. "I didn't bother to do the math on it, but it's a lot of ice baths, a lot of training sessions, a lot of cricket balls bowled, there's a lot of flights," ABC news quotes Lee, "But there's also been a lot of fun." Lee said that he was excited, emotional and happy but was not worried because he knew that he had made the right decision. Australia's leading wicket taker in the 50-over format said that he had a lot more fun in the last six weeks as he had not put any pressure on him.

Lee confirmed that there would not be "any more cricket" after 2015. One may wonder if Lee indicated a change in his career. Lee is a member of a rock band, "Six & Out," and shares the platform with former NSW cricketers like his brother Shane, Richard Chee Quee, Gavin Robertson and Brad McNamara. Lee plays the acoustic guitar or the bass guitar for the band. He earlier collaborated with legendary Indian singer Asha Bhonsle during the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in India and released a song called "You're the One For Me." The 38-year-old is going to play the lead in a Bollywood movie called "Unindian." New South Wales Premiere Mike Baird earlier unveiled the first look of the movie.

Lee may play his last cricket match on Jan 22 against Sydney Thunder at the SCG in case his team fails to secure a berth in the play-offs. The Australian pacer played took 380 wickets from 221 ODIs and 310 wickets from 76 Tests.

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