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Lesser known facts about Brett Lee

1. Melody moments

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from international cricket after playing for his country for 13 years. However, his life was much beyond cricket…

Melody moments

During the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy in India, Lee wrote the lyrics for ‘You’re the One For Me’ and recorded it with Asha Bhosle.


2. Rock & roll

Rock & roll

Lee is part of the rock band ‘Six & Out’. The band is made up of his brother Shane and former New South Wales cricketers Brad McNamara, Gavin Robertson and Richard Chee Quee. Lee plays bass guitar for the band.


3. Another name

Another name

He was once briefly nicknamed ‘Oswald’ by former Australian captain and New South Wales team-mate Steve Waugh during his early international career. During an ODI around 2000, he was in the batting order behind his brother Shane and Ian Harvey. When Waugh read out the batting order, instead of reading ‘Lee, Harvey, Lee’, he read out ‘Lee, Harvey, Oswald’.


4. ‘Bing’ Lee

'Bing' Lee

Lee has been known by his nickname ‘Bing’, after the chain of electronics store Bing Lee, since his high school days.


5. The family

The family

Lee is the second of three sons born to Bob (a metallurgist) and Helen (a piano teacher).

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