Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer as well as a film actor. Brett Lee was born on 8 November 1976, he was brought up in Wollongong, New South Wales where he grew up along with his family and their affection of sports. Lee initiated playing cricket in the junior teams of his local part, Oak Flats Rats, and progressively worked to boost up his ranks.
At young age of 16 he started playing first grade cricket for Campbelltown, where he accomplished to assert the wickets of some of the New South Wales cricketers, and Mosman. In that at some point of time, Lee shared the new ball with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar and played alongside England batsman named Andrew Strauss.
Brett Lee was initially called up to the Australian Under 17 & 19 teams as a part of his early carerr in cricket. In year 1994, he was enforced out of the Australian under-19 team to visit India due to fractures injured in his lower back and so it led him to alter his bowling action to reduce the influence on his back. In his career in cricket, he was bestowed with a scholarship to appear the AIS Australian Cricket Academy in the 1995–96 seasons. Before making his first-class debut, Brett Lee played matches for Mosman in the final organized of the 1996–97 Sydney Grade Cricket competition.
Apart from being a successful cricketer of Australian team, Lee is a former Channel Nine Commentator. Throughout his entire international career, he was familiar as one of the two fastest bowlers in cricket along with cricketer-Shoaib Akhtar. He is recognized for his constancy of pace, leading higher than 160 kilometres per hour throughout his cricket career.
Till date, his fastest delivery was 161.8 km/h (100.5 mph) in a test match arranged against the West Indies team in year 2002. Lee is also recognized as an athletic fielder and valuable lower-order batsman, having a batting average beyond 20 in Test cricket matches. Brett Lee completed his One Day International career with 380 wickets and his Test with 310 wickets, later he retired.
Brett Lee appeared in Balarang Public School as a child and later shifted to Oak Flats High School for purpose of higher education.
Brett Lee Net Worth
The estimated total net worth of Brett Lee is around $5.4 million US dollars in year 2017. The total net worth of Lee assessed from 2000-17 involves his IPL contracts, national and foreign cricket leagues, earning as a commentator in ICC matches, movies, TV Shows, central contract and match fees.
This legendary fast bowler as well as cricket commentator Brett Lee has purchased a luxurious house of worth more than $5 million for a Bollywood-style palace located in Clontarf and he owns Volkswagen GTI car.
In year 2007, Brett Lee founded Mewsic, which is a charitable foundation in India. Mewsic targets to enable the participation of disadvantaged young people in field of music. It also targets to confirm that music is extensively recognised as a powerful tool to restore, empower, teach, and advocate for downgraded kids in India.
Lee also supports various charities counting he Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the Salvation Army, and the Make a Wish Foundation, in which he was called an ‘Official Friend’ in admiration of his long-standing collaboration with the foundation. He has even supported ADRA together with his brother Shane.
Apart from cricket and charity works, Brett Lee has contracted an endorsement deal with Volkswagen, Weet-Bix, Timex watches, TYS Motor, Boost energy drink, and New Balance shoes, etc. After he got retired, Lee began his acting career with an Indo-Australian film named “Unindian”.
This former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee bestowed high praise on India’s Test famous skipper -Virat Kohli, who will be captaining Indian cricket team in three Test series in the forthcoming home season. Recently he mentioned that India will take on England, New Zealand, as well as Australia and will play around Test matches this season.
Brett Lee is a white Australian former professional cricketer, finest recognized as one of the world champion Australian Test and one-day cricketer because of his excellent bowling capabilities. All the matches that Lee played till date have won the hearts of his fans and audience.