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I may never bowl again: Lee

His international career derailed by one injury breakdown after another, Australian pacer Brett Lee says he is unsure about his future and may never bowl again.

cricket Updated: Feb 08, 2010 13:45 IST

His international career derailed by one injury breakdown after another, Australian pacer Brett Lee says he is unsure about his future and may never bowl again.

After coach Tim Neilson virtually shut the Test door on Lee by saying that his future lay in ODIs, the 33-year-old pacer said he might be forced to make the hard choice if he fails to recover completely from the elbow surgery he underwent in December last year.

“As far as my cricket goes, anything is possible. You can read into it what you want, but I may play one-dayers, or no cricket at all,” Lee, who has taken 310 Test wickets and 324 one-day scalps, told ‘The Daily Telegraph´.

“I may never bowl another ball again, and if that’s the case I’m so satisfied with my career and my longevity. I’m not saying it’s definitely over, but I’m not sure what I want to be just yet,” he added.

Lee conceded that his career is at the crossroads and he is confused about his priorities.

“To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what I still want to do at this point in my cricketing life. I need to get to the stage where, if I want to, I can do what I need to do on the field.

“If it’s the case that I don’t play again, well that’s the case. There is a part of me that would like to play some sort of cricket again. But what kind of cricket that is, I don’t know,” he said.