While one Australian is on an enforced break, the break seems to have done another man good. Lee is set to come back, trying to put the loss and cost behind him.
Brett Lee’s personal life became the cynosure of all eyes after news of his split from his wife Liz Kemp rocked the world. The picture perfect couple showed once again that pictures never really tell the truly story. Notwithstanding the couple’s infant, their marriage was reportedly on the rocks for well over half a year.
The scandal shocked his team mates and it appeared the WAG life was taking a toll on his podiatrist wife, Liz Kemp, who was also alleged to be having an affair, an allegation most of the Australian wives seem to have to put up with. Lee was certainly finding it hard under the media glare with the Bangladesh series at home and perceptibly forced to take time out to gather his wits.
While the nature of his problems cast doubts over his ability to resume cricket duties for his country at the earliest, it now appears that the Symonds’ fiasco will not prove to be a double blow. Brett Lee has confirmed he wants to get into his white flannels at the first opportunity which happens to be the tour to India.
While Lee has tried to bare his best without alluding to the finer details of his break up, both parties are maintaining a dignified silence of sorts although it now appears clear that neither wants to look back in the days past. It cannot be easy to have the world hound for details. But it seems neither the allegations nor the scrutiny will be over any time soon from the incomprehensible amount of focus on this ‘star couple’ from down under. Perhaps it is this uncomfortable stardom that has made cricketers newfound people in the limelight that has brought such an intense glare on Lee’s personal life.
But it comes as little surprise that this tour to India is not something that daunts Lee, not the public aspect of it. After all Brett Lee is the darling of Indian cricket fans and he has won many a heart over with his off field activities while on field, he may not always have his fans in a fanatical country. Another second innings in Lee’s life, although more of a battle on the personal front, one should say.