19 Dec 2009

Lillee makes ICC hall of fame

11:51 am on 19 December 2009

The Australian Test great Dennis Lillee admits he does not feel quite right over his induction into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame.

Lillee, who snared 355 scalps over his 70-Test career at an average of 23.92, says while he;s extremely privileged to receive the honour, he still did not class himself as a legend of the game.

Lillee did a lap of honour at team on day two of the third Test between Australia and the West Indies at the Waca in Perth.

Lillee, now 60 and president of the WACA, says his finest moment in life was being picked to play a Test for Australia.

Lillee was the heart of Australia's attack during the 1970s and early '80s and, despite breaking down with stress fractures in 1973, still managed to brutalise batsmen upon his return with his menacing pace and bounce.