Brett Lee’s Hindi Surprise to Nikhil Chaudhary Amid BBL Action Delights Fans
By CricShots - Jan 5, 2024 12:42 pm
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In a delightful turn of events during the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) match between Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Renegades, former Australian pacer Brett Lee showcased his impeccable Hindi-speaking skills. Engaging in a brief conversation with Indian-origin player Nikhil Chaudhary, who was on the field, Lee effortlessly incorporated Hindi into the commentary, leaving the Punjab-based player impressed.

Nikhil Chaudhary
Nikhil Chaudhary and Brett Lee

“Nikhil, Brett Lee here. Aap kaise ho? Aap se milke khushi hui,” Lee said on-air, exchanging pleasantries in Hindi. Chaudhary, clearly taken aback, responded with a compliment, “Your Hindi is too good, mate!”

Nikhil Chaudhary, an Indian-born player representing Hobart Hurricanes, has been making a mark in the ongoing BBL. Hailing from Punjab, the 27-year-old cricketer has featured in four matches this season, showcasing his skills with both bat and ball.

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With 72 runs at a striking rate of 153.19, Chaudhary has proven his mettle, also securing two wickets in the ongoing clash against the Renegades. In a unique and entertaining moment, former Australian pacer Brett Lee engaged in a Hindi conversation with Chaudhary during the commentary.

This interaction highlighted Lee’s special connection with India, a sentiment he has expressed consistently throughout his career, even venturing into Bollywood with the film “UnIndian” and collaborating with Asha Bhosle on the song, “You’re the one for me.”

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The camaraderie between Chaudhary and Lee continued off the field as well. During the match against the Melbourne Renegades, Chaudhary had a memorable interaction with his idol. Despite not getting a chance to bat, the all-rounder made the most of his time, meeting Brett Lee who was on commentary duty. Chaudhary also taught Lee his trademark Kabaddi celebration, creating a heartwarming moment between the two cricket enthusiasts.