Indian students in Australia

11 November 2009

There have been concerns about attacks on Indian students in Melbourne, Australia. Famous Australian cricketer Brett Lee was in New Delhi recently to assure Indian students that Australia is still a safe place for Indian students. In recent years Australia has become increasingly popular amongst Indian students.

"It's up to us to get the message across now that people who want to study from here in India and come back to Australia and study - it is very safe," FOX Sports quoted Lee, as saying.

"I'm very happy to sit up publicly and say that. This is probably the only time I'll use my profile like this to get something, and that's to improve relations between Australia and India," he said.

Lee representing Melbourne's Deakin University said that there was a cultural gap between Australians and Indians. He said that cricket was helping to bridge that gap.