Former Australian speedster Brett Lee was one of the most feared pacers of his times. However, he has now revealed that his younger brother Grant Lee was actually a better bowler than him. While brothers Bree and Shane Lee went on to represent Australia at the highest level with Brett having the most celebrated career of the three, playing 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is during his 13-year international career, the ex-paceman said that it was actually the brother who never played for the Kangaroos that was the best of the lot.

Brett Lee made these revealations while speaking to JioCinema. While Brett represented Australia in all the three formats of the game, Shane donned the Australian kit in 45 ODIs and scalped 48 wickets in them.

“My younger brother, Grant. Shane and I both played for Australia and Grant was better than both of us put together. But he got to the age of 18 and said, I’m not really enjoying my cricket. And Shane said, well if you’re not enjoying it, quit. And he quit,” the 46-year-old said.

In addition, counted among the fastest bowlers in the sport, Brett said that he knew he was quick when he was 16 and playing grade cricket in Sydney.

“Probably sixteen. I was playing with the grades, and I was always the quickest in U12s & 14s. At the age of 16, playing in the Sydney grade, to go from regional grade to Sydney grade against the big boys, that was when I was like, okay this is going to be challenging. But at sixteen, I thought I knew then I was going to be quick,” Brett Lee, a winner of the 2003 ODI World Cup,  2007 ODI World Cup as well as the the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2009 ICC Champions Trophy with Australia said.

Meanwhile, the former fast bowler said that his nickname ‘Binga’ comes from a chain of Chinese Australian-owned electrical stores.


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