Guitar and card games are choices former Australia speedster Brett Lee needs the IPL-bound cricketers to investigate so as to keep up the bio-secure air pocket during their long stay in the UAE.
The IPL will be held in the United Arab Emirates from 19 September to 10 November in a controlled situation attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lee accepted players will act responsibly during the IPL this year and whenever exhausted in lodgings, they ought to figure out how to play the guitar.
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“Firstly, for your health, the most important thing to do is to make sure you social distance and you adhere by the COVID standards, so I don’t reckon any player would want to go out and do the wrong thing,” Lee said on Star Sports show Cricket Connected.
“It’s also for their teams and their fans because if the IPL didn’t happen, it would be a catastrophe, wouldn’t it?
“Around the world, people want to see cricket, they are missing the sport. I believe that all sportsmen, certainly cricketers, will make sure that they do the right thing and that is playing by the rules, staying inside the bubble.”
Lee, who has over 300 wickets in both Tests and ODIs, is part of the rock band Six & Out and plays the bass guitar.
“Look, it’s an eight to nine-week tournament, they are getting paid really, really well, they are putting on a great show for the world, so embrace the eight weeks, learn the guitar.
“See, I love playing in my hotel room. I don’t need to go out and play golf, get the guitar out, play some cards, have some fun.”
Lee also felt Kings XI Punjab have the right head coach in Anil Kumble this season.
“Having someone like that (Anil Kumble) in terms of the mix of the team and certainly the squad will be invaluable. The knowledge, the experiences, will definitely help.
“Kings XI need to win, they have got a great squad, they have got a wonderful team that can definitely get close and close but they have not got over the line yet, so, I’m actually waiting for that to happen.
“A great franchise to play for, I put up my hand up and say that was a lot of fun to play for that franchise,” Lee, who has played for Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders, said.
Brett Lee Stats In IPL and CL
Brett Lee Batting Stats:
|IPL||38||19||9||124||25 v RR||0||0||8||8||12.4||127.83||10||0|
|CL||13||5||1||61||48 v TT||0||0||2||6||15.25||135.55||3||0|
Brett Lee Bowling Stats:
|IPL||38||145.5||3||1095||25||3/15 v DC||1||0||43.8||7.5||35|
|CL||13||45||4||242||14||2/10 v TT||0||0||17.28||5.37||19.28|