New Delhi: For Brett Lee, cricket is boring as an entertainment medium. He may enjoy playing games like tennis and cricket, but cannot sit down for five days and watch a test match.
His love for sports comes from his mother who was a sprinter in her younger days. When he gets exhausted, he unwinds by strumming his guitar and is in form for any match that may be scheduled for the day after.
According to him, IPL is a good concept, for it has the potential of bringing together players from different cricket playing nations. It will go a long way in bridging gaps and creating bonding.
He is of the belief that consumer brands do not make a person. If s/he has a clean image, the same would be reflected in the products s/he endorses. ”I have learnt good manners from my parents. How to say please and thank you. I also am quite choosy in who I interact with,” he says.
Brett Lee may not have completed education beyond the Higher Secondary level, but he is enthusiastic about being the brand or the face for the Australian Deakin University. So much so that the University has even instituted a scholarship in his name for Indian students who go in for higher studies. He is enthusiastic about a new project of a research institute being planned by Deakin University in Bangalore.
His emphatic advises to youngsters is to emulate any of his traits, minus the one relating to his formal education, which he left mid-way. ”There are not many Sachin Tendulkars or Rahul Dravids around, so it is important that students get their educational degrees and have something to back them, in case they are not 100% successful in sports,” he adds, wearing his wisest expression!