St George's, Grenada, July 1: Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the fastest bowler to claim 300 ODI wickets eclipsing the previous record held by Pakistan legend Waqar Younis.
Lee reached the milestone after claiming the wicket of Darren Sammy during the seven-wicket victory over the West Indies on Sunday, July 29.''I am so honoured and so proud. I don't normally fuss over these types of things but to reach 300 is a very special feeling and one I will always cherish,'' Lee said.
''You think about times when you get your baggy green cap or your first Test wicket. And then you think that only two Australians have now achieved this dream of taking 300, it's very special. I am hoping for a few more. The body's feeling great. I am only 31. We'll see what happens,'' he added.
''I'm very proud first to reach 300. When you first start out, you never think you're going to reach 10. And then when you reach 100, you think 200 would be nice. But 300? I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would ever achieve this milestone - In 10, 15 or 20 years' time I will look back and think that this is a very special day for me.'' Lee, who has 289 Test wickets, is also on track to eclipse 300 Test scalps later this year and become the eighth bowler to claim 300 dismissals in both forms of the game.