Chris Lynn © Getty Images
Chris Lynn © Getty Images

Chris Lynn has always been Australia’s biggest T20 league, Big Bash League (BBL)’s fan-favourite. He became a favourite in India as well while playing for the first time in Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders. Lynn, who has been out of action for while since his shoulder injury, is back to the format that he loves the most. Before even showing any skills with the bat, the batsman has broken a record in what will be remembered for years to come in the history of BBL.

The Brisbane Heat have shown their faith on Lynn by re-signing him. Lynn has committed to Heat on a lucrative five-year deal that will run until the 2021-22 season. Several cricketers have signed five-year deal with their respective franchises. However, Lynn supposedly has signed the deal worth $ 1 million.

That’s not it. Heat will have the services of Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond for the next two years. Lynn, who is recovering from his shoulder injury is aiming to make it count through his favourite league – BBL.

Speaking on the big deal and his comeback, Lynn told cricket.com.au, “I’ve had some good reports from the surgeon and the Queensland Cricket medical staff and we’re working to the recovery plan. It is feeling okay now, although there is still a way to go. I’m honoured that the Heat have shown confidence in me for the coming seasons and given us the opportunity to achieve something special as a club in the future.”

Lynn will be seen playing alongside his partner-in-crime Brendon McCullum, “To be in the same side as a legend like Brendon McCullum and enjoy some success along the way made it even more memorable. The fact we have locked-up Dan and Shane and a good proportion of our squad for the next few years bodes well for the future. The Heat has evolved into a club for all Queensland fans and we’re determined to make a success of the opportunity we have ahead of us.”

Lynn has been named Player of the Tournament in the last two editions. His success earned him a call in Champions Trophy Australian squad as well.

Heat will begin their campaign in BBL against Melbourne Stars on December 20.