Brisbane, Feb 20: Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee, insists to play through pain in the on-going tri-series featuring India and Sri Lanka, who is approaching McGrath's record to become the top-wicket taker for Australia in ODIs.
Two weeks ago, a broken toe had ruled him out of action for two months, but to everyone's surprise, Lee recovered well ahead of the schedule to make a stunning comeback with magical figures of 3/49 in the match India on Sunday.
The 35 year old pacer, has claimed 361 wickets and is just 19 wickets away from creating that world record and overcome McGrath, his former new-ball partner.
"I'm not keen to rest, period. I've had enough rest in my life (due to injuries) and I'll rest when I finally hang the boots up."
"I think that with my toe, it's very painful but you find a way to play through it and I think I'm past the worst of it. Its going to get better as each game goes on," Lee said.
His recovery has been an inspiration to many bowlers, and shows how dedication and will power can change things around as he recovered from a toe injury within a few weeks.
"It's amazing what you can do when you have a chance to play for your country."
"As long as I can't do any further damage, its a matter of playing through that pain barrier," he said.
Now, with the series still wide open, Brett Lee has chosen to play irrespective of pain, which further shows his dedication and passion for the country while he also stands a chance to rewrite history.