Brett Lee retirement: Twitter reactions

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday. The 38-year old said that this season’s Big Bash League (BBL) will be his last tournament as a professional cricketer.

Lee had last played for Australia in 2012 and has since only appeared in domestic Twenty20 (T20) leagues. Lee is currently playing for the Sydney Sixers and will continue to play for them till the end of the season.

Over the years, Lee was one of the fastest bowlers in the world, often competing with Pakistan’s Shoaib Akhtar for the top spot. He had a brilliant international career. In 76 Tests, he took 310 wickets and in One-Day Internationals (ODI), he was more lethal, picking 380 wickets in 221 matches at an average of 23.36.

Lee was congratulated by the cricket world on Twitter.