Mentor Brett Lee to take running tips from Blake?

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Published: Friday, August 17, 2012, 16:39 [IST]
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Brett Lee to take tips from Blake?

Melbourne, Aug 17: Australia's Brett Lee has expressed his pleasure to mentor the Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake, who is likely to play for Sydney Sixers in Australia's domestic T20 league - BBL 2 that starts this December.

Interestingly, Brett Lee had also tried his best to lure another Jamaican sprinter, the fastest man on Earth Usain Bolt to play for his team before Australian spinb wizard Shane Warne approached Bolt.

Lee had tweeted on Aug 11, as Usain Bolt had expressed his desire to play cricket and IPL.

"@usainbolt Mate I have a spot for you at the @SixersBBL. Bolt & Lee to open the attack! Well done mate on all your success #coolrunnings," tweeted Lee in an attempt to lure the athlete to join his team Sydney Sixers.

It is learnt that both the sprinters are interested in playing the T20 format and have expressed their desire to play IPL as well.

Capitalising on his interests, Australian stars and Big Bash League franchises made an attempt to rope in the athletes for the second edition of Big Bash League.

"I'm happy to mentor Yohan in fast bowling, as long as he teaches me how to run 100 metres in 10 seconds," said Lee, the son of a sprinter.

Brett Lee is excited about mentoring one of the greatest sportsmen in the world.

"He is one of the greatest sportsmen in the world and he'd bring colour and international exposure to the Big Bash League, it'd be fantastic," he said.


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