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Delhi just like Canberra?

By johnboy - 13 October 2006 23

The Hindu has a strange story in which Brett Lee expresses his love of Delhi by comparing it to Canberra.


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Delhi just like Canberra?
terubo 2:11 pm 13 Oct 06

If he was only 12th man (drinks carrier) and didn’t get onto the paddock at all in the Newcastle game, then you are right. Only he would remember, I guess!

Thumper 2:01 pm 13 Oct 06

He played against, um, Victoria around the start of the season and took 1/99 and 2/15 I think.

Thumper 1:57 pm 13 Oct 06

Ah, so we are both wrong!

Or both right…

Whatever, I want to see Binga and Mitch Johnston bowling together on a grassy Gabba…

terubo 1:44 pm 13 Oct 06

Looks like the NSW/Qld game, 14-16 November 1997 – he was actually 12th man!

terubo 1:37 pm 13 Oct 06

OK, so that was his first 1-day appearance for NSW; but his first 4-day game was some weeks earlier.

Thumper 1:34 pm 13 Oct 06

Here’s his one day debut.


terubo 1:25 pm 13 Oct 06

Yep; when’s the PMs XI game, and still possible to get tickets?

Thumper 1:12 pm 13 Oct 06

I couldn’t be bothered going back through the scorecards.

Anyway, Ashes are only 4 weeks away!

terubo 12:57 pm 13 Oct 06

Well the Newcastle game was a 4-dayer, for sure. I guess he could have played a 1-dayer previously, I don’t know – but I well recall his teammates (those who weren’t out on the paddock batting) giving him big handshakes etc.

Thumper 12:53 pm 13 Oct 06


Did he make his debut for NSW in a Shield match or a One dayer?

Now I’m intrigued.

Absent Diane 12:45 pm 13 Oct 06

very unusual thing to say. Let alone insunating that he liked canberra… how often does anyone of public notoriety admit that the place isnt as bad as it is made out.

Then again he could secretly mean that he thinks delhi is a shithole.

terubo 12:44 pm 13 Oct 06

You could be right, but I thought it was a four-dayer. By a bizarre circumstance (tell you about it over a beer sometime), I was standing within earshot of Brett and the NSW 2nd XI manager/coach when Brett got his call-up to the 1st’s. He had to pull out of the 2nd XI game which had already started (v. Bushrangers at Hurstville Oval) in order to get to Newcastle for the next day. This was in October or November 1997. Natch, he and his teammates were really chuffed about it…

Thumper 12:36 pm 13 Oct 06

yeah, I’m pretty sure of it. It was a one dayer of course.

terubo 12:27 pm 13 Oct 06

You sure, Thumper? His first game for NSW was in Newcastle – but I thought it was v. Bushrangers.

Thumper 12:22 pm 13 Oct 06

Interestingly Brett Lee’s first game for NSW was against our now defunct Comets.

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