Laid low by yet another injury but determined to come back, Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee on Sunday insisted that despite the latest setback in India, his Test career is not finished.
The 32-year-old speedster was forced out of the ongoing one-day series against India due to an elbow injury, barely a couple of months after recovering from a rib injury that had prevented him from participating in the Ashes.
Lee played just the opening match of the series against India before getting injured.
But the six-footer said his Test career is not over and he would aim to recover for the home Test series against West Indies starting November 26.
“I certainly have not ruled out playing Test match cricket and that is definitely the most important thing that I want to achieve -- to get back in and play Test match cricket,” Lee told reporters after returning from India.
The injury-ravaged bowler, who spent the initial part of the year recuperating from the fourth ankle surgery of his career, said he would continue to bowl fast and also work towards improving his batting.
“I can only do what I suppose I do best on the cricket field and that is take wickets and score runs down the bottom order,” Lee said.
Lee said he was disappointed by the latest injury setback especially after a successful comeback in the Champions Trophy and the ensuing Champions League Twenty20.
”...the way I was playing in the Champions Trophy and the Champions League I was really happy with my form. The only thing I can do is play the type of cricket I can when it is on offer,” he said.
“It is unfortunate I have picked up this elbow injury, but I do not see it as a long-term injury,” he added.