Former Australian speedster Bret Lee has played a lot of cricket against India and Sachin Tendulkar. We all know that Sachin has launched Lee many times over the ropes and the pacer too has dismissed the Master on many occasions.
The little master and Lee have played against each other on numerous occasions with only one intention to outdo each other on the cricket field. Sometimes the on-field battles have also resulted in an occasional heated moment, like when Lee accidentally bowled a beamer that hit Tendulkar on the arm guard during the CB series in 2008.
But never have the two indulged in an ugly spat, mutual respect has always been there. The Australian speedster has now given the first hand of his fondness for Tendulkar. Bret Lee discovered Sachin’s biggest fan on Sunday and posted a picture on his Instagram account.
He took to Instagram to let his feelings flow. “Hey, @sachintendulkar I think I have found your biggest fan! 1 Proud supporter for sure. I promised him I would show you so here it is #ink,” the post read.
The fan got Tendulkar’s image inked on his shoulder and Lee, while taking his picture, promised the fan that he would show his picture to Tendulkar. Lee considered him greater that Sudhir Kumar Chaudhury, known as Sachin’s biggest fan, who still follows the Indian cricket team like a shadow with a ‘Miss u Tendulkar’ painted on his body.
What’s surprising is, the Indian batting icon replied the Australian by saying: “Thanks, Binga! You’ve at last yorked me here… A big thank you to the fan for all his support.” Tendulkar’s reply came after Lee introduced Tendulkar with his biggest fan.
Thanks Binga! You've at last yorked me here… 😉
A big thank you to the fan for all his support 😊 https://t.co/4cVL2ZMs2t
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) September 12, 2017
Lee was quick to respond to Sachin’s tweet. He wrote, “Ha ha. Even though that I yorked you, you would probably find a way to deflect it down a third man.”
Ha ha 👍🏻Even though that I yorked you, you would probably find a way to deflect it down a third man 🤣 https://t.co/TKLTDK1HG0
— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 12, 2017
Brett Lee’s connection with India goes back a long way. In 12 Tests against India, Lee has claimed 53 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls. Lee has also played 32 ODIs against India, claiming 55 wickets. The Australian has four 5-wicket hauls to his name. The former Australian speedster, who retired in 2012, played 221 ODIs and 76 Test matches for his country.
He has been coming here for musical concerts with his one-time rock band. He is currently part of the commentary team in the Karnataka Premier League.