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Brett Lee: A life in the fast lane

By Matias Grez

Updated 1440 GMT (2240 HKT) July 15, 2015
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Brett Lee is one of the most fearsome fast bowlers in Test cricket history. The Australian's deliveries regularly clocked upwards of 95 mph, with his fastest ever being 100.1 mph. Here he bowls the middle stump of England's Andrew Flintoff during the Fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 2005. Tom Shaw/Getty Images
Friends after the battle: England all-rounder Flintoff consoles Lee after Australia lost the Second Ashes Test match by just two runs in 2005. Tom Shaw/Getty Images
Lee was one of the most prolific wicket takers in the game. In 76 Tests he took 310 wickets and 380 in One-Day Internationals wickets in 221 appearances. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images
In January 2015, following a Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Sydney Thunder, Lee finally retired from all forms of cricket. Brendon Thorne/Getty Images
He now works as a commentator for Channel Nine in Australia and supports a number of charities, including the Salvation Army and the Make a Wish Foundation. Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Lee is also a keen musician and forms part of the band Six and Out, comprised of five former professional cricketers. Their song "Can't Bowl, Can't Throw" made it into the top 100 of Australia's music charts. AMAN CHOPRA/AFP/Getty Images