• search

It would be all hostility for buddy Freddie tomorrow, says Lee

Written by: Staff

Sydney, Nov 22 (UNI) Australia pace ace Brett Lee promises some ''friendly fire'' when he faces his strictly-off-the-field buddy Andrew Flintoff in the first Test of the Ashes series at Gabba in Brisbane tomorrow.

Criticised for being too friendly with the English players during the last edition of the epic series, Lee insisted that players from the rival sides could gel together while remaining fierce competitors on the pitch.

''Much has been said about friendships in the Ashes series and whether it will nullify Australia's winning edge,'' Lee wrote in a newspaper column.

''My feeling is there is room for both. I hope that when people see me playing they can't deny I am giving it 100 per cent,'' he said.

Recalling his ''behind the enemy lines'' experience with the tourists during Andrew Flintoff's benefit night, Lee mentioned that even the England skipper knew how the equation can change once the duo take to the field.

''(There)I found myself sitting as the sole Australian on a table full of Englishmen, with ''Freddie'' on one side and Paul Collingwood on the other.

''It was a terrific night but even Freddie noted the weird scene.

''When he got up to make a speech he said: 'It's funny . . .

Brett and I have been having a steak and a glass of wine together and talking about family and kids and tomorrow morning he'll be trying to knock my head off,'' Lee recalled.

The paceman insisted that patience and hostility would be the key words for tomorrow's Test.

''Patience and hostility are two key words in my game plan for tomorrow's Test. I have learned from Glenn McGrath the virtue of being patient but I know there are times when I have to be hostile,'' he elaborated.


For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more