Love for cricket in India is 'over the top': Lee

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Published: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:09 [IST]
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Love for cricket is 'over the top': Lee

Sydney, Jun 2: Australian pacer Brett Lee, who led the Kolkata Knight Riders pace attack during their triumphant IPL 5 campaign, was amazed by the massive support they received from fans.

Lee described the love for cricket in India as 'over the top' and said he was expecting that kind of support from the cricket-crazy country.

"It was massive. When we got back to the hotel, there were thousands of people all lined up in the Knight Riders t-shirts, and we played in Chennai" Lee was quoted as saying in News.com.au.

"It's what you would expect, multiplied by a thousand given how much they love cricket over there. It’s over the top," he added.

Lee, who trails by five wickets to become Australia's highest wicket taker (Glenn McGrath’s 381), said he never played for milestones but would be proud if he achieves this feat.

"I don't play cricket for the stats, but it was in the news every second day that it was coming up. If and when it does happen, I'll be the proudest guy in the world. That will be my proudest moment personally," Lee said.

"I always put my opportunities with the team first, to win the World Cup or raise the Ashes, but personally it’s a bit weird thinking about that milestone coming up," he added.


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