Brett Lee: ‘Can I first start by thanking my amazing family’

Brett Lee, who announced his retirement from professional cricket on Thursday, wasn’t just a fierce competitor on the field, but one of the most loved cricketers in the world.

Lee played in the golden era of Australian cricket and with his lethal pace; he troubled the best in the world. A fierce opponent on the field, off it he got along very well with most.

After announcing his retirement, Lee, in a touching Facebook post thanked his family, administrators, teams he played for and fans for their constant support.

Lee’s Facebook post:

Can I first start by thanking my Amazing family. My beautiful Wife Lana, my gorgeous son Preston

My Mum and Dad, brothers Shane and Grant.

I am really keen to thank the organisations that have given me the opportunity to play this wonderful game. Specifically Channel 9, Cricket Australia through both Mal Speed and James Sutherland, Cricket NSW, Sydney Sixers, KKR, KXIP, Mosman, Campbelltown and of course, Oak Flats Rats who gave me the start.

A massive thank you to my Manager Neil Maxwell and Judie Anderson for their support, leadership and honesty over the past 20 years.

One sponsor in particular has been brilliant to me over my entire career. That is of course Sanitarium as I am a Weet-Bix Kid through and through. Thanks so much to the lovely people in Berkley Vale.

And of course the fans!

Thanks to you all for the love and support over the last 2 decades.

It’s been a lot of fun.