There have been many fast bowlers who have troubled the batsmen while they are on crease and Brett Lee, the former Australian pacer, is among the top names in this list. He was one of the most difficult bowlers for the batsmen but recently, the former cricketer shared the name of three batsmen whom he felt were the most difficult to bowl and were really good against the pace.
Speaking to the former Zimbabwean cricketer Pommie Mbangwa during a show, Brett Lee took the first name of the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and said that in his opinion, Little Master is the best batsman of the world. Brett Lee said that he took Sachin’s name because the latter always had the extra time for playing the strokes. Brett Lee never felt that Sachin was batting on popping crease but on return crease, however the latter batted on popping crease and still had extra time.
The second name that Brett Lee took was of West Indian great Brian Lara. Brett Lee stated that Brian Lara was such a wonderful batsman that if you bowl him six balls at one place, he will hit them at six different places.
The third name that Brett Lee gave was of South African cricketer Jacques Kallis. The former Australian pacer said that in his opinion, Jacques Kallis is the greatest complete cricketer. He also added that he hasn’t seen Gary Sobers playing live, though he has seen highlights yet if he has to choose among the players whom he has watched or played with, it has to be Jacques Kallis. He further explains as to why he called Jacques Kallis a complete cricketer as the latter could just play as a batsman or he can also open the bowling and he was also good in taking catches at the slip.
He also said that as far as the technique is concerned, Jacques Kallis is the most solid player. Brett Lee also praised former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist for his brilliant wicket-keeping and batting technique and he also took names of former Indian cricketers Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Virender Sehwag who was famous for his hard hitting batting style.