At his best, Brett Lee was one of the most dangerous bowlers in the world; he terrorised opponents with the most lethal weapon in the paceman's armoury; raw speed.
His fastest delivery was recorded at 99.9mph.
Yet, the sad fact about Lee, who announced his retirement from international cricket yesterday, is that he has been edging towards this moment for the last three years at least. At 35, the toll of several injuries reached the stage where he was only effective in short spells and, even there, his potency had diminished; he was a pale shadow of his former self when England trounced Australia in the recent ODI series.
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