You brought the best out of me, Lee tells Sachin

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Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012, 13:19 [IST]
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Tendulkar, Yuvraj laud Brett Lee

New Delhi, Jul 15: Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar lauded Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee, who announced his retirement last week, and said it was a 'joy' to pad up against the speedster.

"BrettLee_58 Its been a joy to play against u Binga. Congratulations for a successful career.... All the best wishes to you for the future," tweeted Tendulkar.

Brett Lee in reply to Tendulkar's tweet thanked the legend and said he had brought the best out of him.

"@sachin_rt yes mate it's been fun. Thanks for all the hard battles on the pitch. You definitely brought the best out of me," said the 35-year-old, who endured several injuries in a 13-year career before calling it day on Friday.

While India's World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh also praised the Australian great, as he said Lee's retirement disappointed him.

"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," said Yuvraj.

Yuvraj also shared one of the best moments as he faced the speedster during India's tour of Australia in the year 2004.

"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!!," recalled the left-hander.

Brett Lee immediately responded saying "@YUVSTRONG12 thanks legend, hope you're going strong."


Story first published:  Sunday, July 15, 2012, 11:59 [IST]
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