Injury ravaged Brett Lee quits international cricket

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has decided to retire from international cricket after his latest injury which was sustained on the one-day tour of England.

The pace-machine was certainly in contention to play until the Twenty20 World Cup in September, but it seems that being sent back home from the tour of England after a calf-strain forced him to call it quits for fitness reasons.

He also tweeted on his handle @BrettLee_58: "It's official, I have retired from international cricket. Thanks for all your love and support. It's been an amazing 13 years."

Lee has 380 wickets in 221 ODIs. Getty Images

The 35-year-old has had an injury ravaged career but still managed 310 wickets in 76 Test matches with a batting average of 20.

He also has 380 wickets in 221 one-day internationals.

His record means that he is only the second Aussie after Glenn McGrath to take 300 or more Test and ODI wickets.

Lee was also expected to play the Big Bash after his good showing with champions Sydney Sixers last season.

The bowler, who can also chip in with a few runs at the end of the order is a popular figure in India, having played for Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders.

He is also known for his interest in music.

Published Date: Jul 13, 2012 11:34 am | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2012 11:36 am