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Brett Lee unveils why sledging Sachin Tendulkar was a bad idea

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 July 2019, 14:03 IST

Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar’s onfield clash with Brett Lee was a duel every cricket fan would look forward to.

On one hand, was Sachin Tendulkar’s sublime timing while on the other hand was Brett Lee’s merciless pace. When the two stars of the game came opposite to each other it was always a lively event.

Their competitiveness was always constructed on the basis of mutual respect and admiration. Brett Lee who often travels, confessed on a talk show that he did try to sledge sometimes be soon realised that it made the master blaster even more threatening.

In the TV show Breakfast with Champion Brett Lee was asked who is that one batsmen whon he would never sledge.

“Sachin,” quick comes the reply after which Brett Lee said, “If you sledge Sachin, you can see in his eyes, he changes. He looks in and you are there for the whole day, bowling to Sachin.”


“And I think, not taking respect from other batsmen but because Sachin is Sachin and he is God, out of respect for Sachin you just dont sledge him,” he added.

“I should probably say that about a Jacques Kallis or about Freddie Flintoff because they are legends of the game. But I don’t know, Sachin is different, he is different, you don’t sledge the King,” Brett Lee remarked.

In a brilliant international career, no bowler has taken Sachin’s wicket more than Brett Lee.



First published: 25 July 2019, 12:01 IST