New Delhi: Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has got on the Narendra Modi bandwagon. The celebrated cricketer-turned-actor is one of the many enthusiasts welcoming the Indian Prime Minister in Australia.
Speaking to a leading news channel, the 38-year-old said that he is looking forward to meeting the Indian Prime Minister. Modi is visiting the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground during his Australia trip and will pose for shutterbugs alongside his Aussie counterpart Tony Abbott with the 2015 cricket World Cup trophy.
A reception of over 700 guests and later a dinner with 500 attendees have been organised at the MCG on the last day of Modi's Australia tour.
Lee, known for his fiery fast bowling during his playing days, is a popular figure in India. He has featured in Indian musicals and numerous ads. In his latest foray, the New South Wales born World Cup winner will feature in 'UnIndian', the first feature film to be produced by the recently established Australia India Film Fund (AIFF).
Also talking about Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' and the chapter on infamous 'Monekygate', Lee said that he doesn't want to rehash the incident. He admitted that he hasn't read the book but will soon grab a copy.
In the book, Tendulkar wrote "I'm pleased to say that Brett Lee and Adam Gilchrist also came to our dressing room to congratulate us and it was a gesture that was much appreciated."
India won the third Test in Perth after suffering defeats in the previous two matches in Melbourne and Sydney The fourth match ended in a tame draw with both the sides scoring more than 500 runs in their first only innings.
Harbhajan Singh was suspended for three matches after the second Test of a four-match series in Sydney in 2007-08 for allegedly racially abusing Andrew Symonds. The Indian team responded by threatening to boycott the tour, which resulted in revoking the ban on the Indian spinner.