Brett Lee pays a visit to Golden Temple, serves food to thousands of people there

Former Australian fast bowler might have called it quits from international cricket a few years ago but he had begun his new innings in life as a commentator. He still has it in him to entertain the fans. The cricketer-turned-commentator hogged the limelight when he commentated for the cash-rich Indian Premier League since the start of April.

Even after the conclusion of the lucrative league, Brett Lee decided to stay in India to pay a visit to some interesting places. Recently, he paid a visit to the iconic Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar where he was seen in ‘Sikh Avatar’ performing ‘Seva’ means ‘selfless service’ that grabbed the attention of the people. He was there to attend an event as a brand ambassador for the Cochlear’s Global Hearing initiative.

Brett Lee at Sikh Golden Temple, Amritsar (Credits: The Economic Times)

It is well known that Brett Lee loves India and it’s culture a lot. According to him, India and its people looked after him like a son and have always welcomed him with open arms. This is just enough to say that India is Brett Lee’s second home after Australia. The former pacer offered free food as a part of the communal vegetarian meal, known as ‘langar’ and then performed the selfless service.

This is not the first time that Brett Lee is picking up the essence of Punjabi culture. When he was part of Kings XI Punjab team, he came to learn a lot of things associated with this culture. In an attempt to make his voice heard for those suffering from hearing loss across India, Lee encouraged the Indian government to make ‘hearing screening’ for newborn babies compulsory.

He is deeply connected with the cause because his son Preston suffered from a temporary hearing loss due to an unfortunate bad fall at the age of 5. Because of this reason, he lost most of his hearing in the right ear. This is why Brett Lee has been raising awareness. While supporting the cause, Brett Lee said hearing loss is cured when early identification and intervention can give rise to a normal life for children with hearing loss.

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.