Brett Lee Retired from International Cricket

Brett Lee Retired from International Cricket on Friday 13, July 2012 announcement on his career end after 13 year serve for his nation in cricket world.Australian pace bowler Brett Lee on Friday announced his retirement from international cricket after a 13-year career, saying his body & mind were no longer up to the stresses of touring.

Lee, 35, who returned home early from Australia’s one-day tour of England this month with calf issues, said it was the right time to call an finish to his long career.One of Australia’s most fearsome fast bowlers, Lee retired from Tests with 310 wickets in February 2010, although he played on in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

“It’s official, I have retired from international cricket. Thanks for all your love and support. It’s been an amazing 13 years,” Lee said via Twitter ahead of an official news conference.Brett Lee Retired from International Cricket

“I woke up this morning and knew I had to call it quits today. Friday the 13th, 13 years (since his Test debut), I thought it was pretty appropriate,” he told Channel Nine.

“I thought I would go over there and try and play the Twenty20 World Cup (in Sri Lanka in September), but (being) mentally and physically challenged, it would just not be worth it.

“So I’m walking away happy with the call I’ve made.”

“It’s been a fantastic career and I’ve loved every minute of it, but it’s stage two of my life now,” he said.

“My holiday will be at home — I’m sick of being away. That was on my mind as well — time away from home.

“I just want to maybe do some fishing and just chill out for a few months.”

One of Australia’s most fearsome fast bowlers, Lee retired from Tests with 310 wickets in February 2010, although he played on in one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

Lee has captured 380 wickets in 220 ODIs and 28 wickets in 25 T20 internationals.

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