Yuvraj praises Lee, says 'sad' he retired

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Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 15:09 [IST]
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Yuvraj 'sad' that Lee retired

Bangalore, Jul 14: Describing Brett Lee a champion bowler and world class athlete, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is "sad" that the Australian paceman has quit international cricket.

Lee announced his international retirement on Friday at the Syndey Cricket Ground (SCG). However, the 35-year-old has decided to continue playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Big Bash League (BBL).

Tributes have been pouring in for the retired fast bowler and on Saturday, Yuvraj took to twitter to express his thoughts for his friend who decided to hang up his boots.

"A man who always bowld his heart out A match winnr champion bowlr wrld clas athlete a lovely friend a good human I'm sad bret lee hs retired," tweeted Yuvraj (@YUVSTRONG12) on Saturday afternoon.

The left-hander, who is eyeing a return to the Indian team, also wrote about his favourite Lee moment. He recalled a match involving India and Australia in a One Day International in Perth in 2004.

In another tweeted, he wrote: "My favourite lee moment 2004 india vs aus at perth vb series ! Gilly was standing on 30 yard circle and binga was firing 155km! Phew!!"

Lee and Yuvraj played together for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. However, later Yuvraj moved to Pune Warriors while Lee was signed up by Kolkata Knight Riders.

Later, Lee thanked Yuvraj on twitter. He wrote (@BrettLee_58) "@YUVSTRONG12 thanks legend, hope you're going strong."


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Story first published:  Saturday, July 14, 2012, 13:18 [IST]
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