IND vs SA: "I Became A Fast Bowler Because Of Brett Lee": Mukesh Kumar Takes Inspiration From Brett Lee

Updated - 05 Oct 2022, 05:18 PM

Mukesh Kumar
Mukesh Kumar. Image: BCCI

Brett Lee, a former Australian fast bowler, was highlighted by Mukesh Kumar as an inspiration. The youngster watches Lee’s bowling videos, which he has a collection of, virtually daily.

In addition to the current Irani Cup game, Mukesh has collected 113 wickets in 31 first-class games and 17 wickets in 18 List A games with an economy rate of 5.17. In recent years, he is one of the select few cricketers to be selected for India’s limited-overs team without taking part in the IPL.

Brett Lee
Brett Lee (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mukesh Kumar of Bengal has been named to India’s 16-man team for the forthcoming three-match One-Day International series against South Africa.
Mukesh, a surprising choice, has been in exceptional form recently, earning him his first Team India call-up.
Mukesh, who just played in the Irani Cup, wants to make the most of his chances if given the chance.

Mukesh Kumar PC- PTI
Mukesh Kumar PC- PTI

Mukesh has taken 17 wickets in 18 List-A matches, with an average of 44.00 and an economy rate of 5.17.
The quick bowler has 19 wickets in 17 T20 outings with a 7.25 economy rate.
In red-ball cricket, the kid has 113 wickets in only 31 outings at an average of 22.50.

Brett Lee was so accurate and energetic: Mukesh Kumar

Brett Lee, a former Australian fast bowler, is an inspiration to Mukesh. The youngster collects Lee’s bowling videos, which he watches practically daily.

“I never met him (Brett Lee). I became a fast bowler because of him. I love the way he used to bowl with speed. He was so accurate and energetic. He was so aggressive and he knew how to win matches for his team. He used to bowl and bat. He scored runs too whenever his team needed them. I want to become like him – a match-winner for my team. Brett Lee is my idol,” Mukesh, who was born in Kolkata in 1993 further told

Mukesh Kumar. PC- BCCI
Mukesh Kumar. PC- BCCI

“It will be a dream come true if I meet him (Brett Lee) and I will take a lot of bowling tips from him if that happens,” Mukesh signed off.

Mukesh scalped nine wickets in three unofficial four-day matches against New Zealand-A last month.

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