Dennis Keith Lillee was an Australian cricketer. Australias most consistent fast bowler during the 1970s and early 1980s, Lillee was known for his fiery temperament, "never-say-die" attitude and popularity with the fans. In the early part of his career Lillee was an extremely quick bowler, but a number of stress fractures in his back almost ended his career. Taking on a strict fitness regime, he fought his way back to full fitness, eventually returning to international cricket. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in 1984 he had become the then world record holder for most Test wickets (355), and had firmly established himself as one of the most recognizable and renowned Australian sportsmen of all time.