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Brett Lee strikes a chord with Asha


Aarti Kapur Singh,CNN-IBN
Dec 16, 2006 at 11:01am IST

Mumbai: They are as different from each other as chalk and cheese, and yet the fastest bowler in the world, Brett Lee and legendary singer Asha Bhosle have come together to sing a duet for the Indian legend's new album, Asha and Friends.

As the duo caught up across the continents via video-conferencing, there was lots to talk about, like Lee's new-born son for instance.

“Do you want your son to become a cricketer or a singer?” asked Asha. “If he plays sports or cricket in general I will be very proud,” replied Lee.

Their mutual admiration for each other was evident. "She’s an icon of India. It was fantastic to sing with Ashaji and learn Hindi,” he said.

“When I taught him how to write my name, he learnt how to write Hindi instantly,” said Asha.

So enamoured is the cricketer with the singer, that he has promised to name his daughter after the songstress. "Asha Lee sounds nice, it's got a lovely ring to it," he said.

So how have his team-mates reacted to Brett Lee's new-found talent? "If we win the Ashes, I may surprise the boys during the celebration," said Lee.

Apart from singing another duet with Asha Bhosle, Brett has other plans for his next visit to India. "I love butter chicken so we can have a cook up!" Till then, it is time to say goodbye in Brett Lee's inimitable style. Namaskaar," he concluded.

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