Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer who was widely regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in the world during his playing career.
Born in Wollongong, New South Wales, on November 8, 1976, Lee made his debut for the Australian cricket team in 1999 and went on to have a successful career spanning over a decade.
Lee was known for his raw pace, athleticism and aggressive approach, and was feared by batsmen around the world.
His ability to consistently bowl in excess of 150 km/h made him one of the most exciting and influential bowlers of his generation.
In addition to his impressive pace, Lee was also known for his ability to swing the ball both ways, making him a difficult bowler to face in all conditions.
During his career, Lee played 76 Tests, 221 One Day Internationals and 25 T20 Internationals for Australia.
He took a total of 310 wickets in Tests, 380 in ODIs and 28 wickets in T20Is, making him one of the most successful fast bowlers in Australian cricket history. Lee was also a key member of the Australian teams that won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007.
Off the field, Lee was known for his friendly and outgoing personality, and was a popular figure among fans and teammates. He was also a talented musician and released several successful albums in India, where he was a prominent figure.
Apart from his cricketing achievements, Lee was also known for his charitable work, and has been involved in several initiatives aimed at improving the lives of underprivileged children.
He was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 for his services to cricket and philanthropy.
Today, Brett Lee has retired from cricket but remains a respected figure in the sport. His legacy as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time is secure, and he will always be remembered for his incredible pace, skill and dedication to the game.