Aggression and emotion is fine, we don’t want to see robots: Brett Lee
Former Australian quick Brett Lee advocated for aggressions and emotions in the cricket field saying no one want to see robots in the field. But along with that, Lee also warned about bad behavior during the match.
The 41-year-old Lee, a fearsome fast bowler during his career for Australia from Australia from 1999 to 2012, told AFP that controlled aggression is good for the sport.
“The thing that I will say about that, in all honesty, is we don’t want robots on the field,” he told. “Of course, there is a line that the players should not cross.”
“You don’t racially vilify someone. You don’t use excessive swearing or stuff that can upset children who are listening in. Other than that you’ve got to play hard cricket.
“Now I am not saying I agree with what happened and I am not saying that I don’t agree with what happened, but what I can say is that we don’t want to get into a stage where players can’t even look at a batsman, batsman can’t even look at a bowler without getting into trouble,” Lee added.
Lee, who was in the TV commentary team in the recently concluded Nidahas Trophy Tri-series in Sri Lanka, said bowling in the shortest format was challenging, especially towards the end of the innings.
“A Yorker in Test, one-day or T20 cricket can still take wickets and for some reasons bowlers now, in particular, fast bowlers, are hitting a length at the end. I don’t necessarily agree that’s the best tactic,” the former speed star added.