Calcutta: The short-pitched stuff from Brett Lee may not be music to the ears of batsmen, but the Kolkata Knight Riders speedster is doing his bit off the field, making a difference to the lives of underprivileged and challenged kids.
All through Mewsic, which is part of the Foundation bearing his name.
The city is yet to have a Mewsic centre, but Brett told The Telegraph on Thursday that there would be one, hopefully sooner rather than later.
It’s all about music being a form of therapy.
“We’re working with NGOs in Mumbai, in New Delhi... In other places as well... Calcutta is definitely on the radar... In fact, I’d like hundreds of Mewsic centres, not just a handful...
“A few days ago, we opened one in New Delhi for those affected by autism... Last year, the first centre, in Mumbai, was for slum children... My aim is to change as many lives as I can,” Brett said, passionately.
According to Brett, “hundreds of children” are benefitting, be it from free lessons in music or something else, but he’d like the numbers to swell.
Brett has a well-documented association with music. That’s bound to continue long after he has bowled his last delivery.
Having quit Test cricket two years ago, Brett (35) has been focusing on ODIs and T20 Internationals. Besides, of course, playing T20 at the franchise-level.
Meanwhile, those wishing to interact with Brett, a bass guitarist himself, may do so on Twitter — @BrettLee_58.