"It's been in the back of my mind for a few months."
Lee said he was happy to have played "in a fantastic era, playing with the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Adam Gilchrist, Steve and Mark Waugh, heroes of mine growing up".
"It's now stage two of my life coming up so I'm pretty happy and pretty excited. My holiday will be at home, I'm sick of being away."
Image: Australian cricketers Glenn McGrath (R) and Brett Lee take part in a training session.