Legendary Australian pace Super-head Glenn McGrath is currently in India to promote tourism Australia in the subcontinent. The legendary pace bowler has a great connection with India from his playing days.
This time Glenn McGrath made his graceful appearance in a Times of India office to discuss the agenda of his India visit along with the never ending gossips about his illustrious career. The three-time world champion also picked between two of the All-Time Great Batsmen of the Game- Brian Lara and Sachin Tendulkar.
While picking the toughest batsman to bowl to the Australian legend picked Brian Lara without mincing any words. He picked Lara for the latter’s never changing approach and fearlessness in his batting.
Glenn McGrath said, “That was Brian. He never changed his game. I may have got him out 15 times, but he also scored big hundreds and double hundreds against us when both me and Warnie were playing together for Australia. When it was his day, he could do absolutely anything. Sachin was equally as good, but there was something about Brian where he could just keep going and he was slightly harder to bowl to than Sachin. He was more fearless.”
McGrath was also asked to name the best three players of his craft in modern era. But McGrath this time also came up with a quick reply as he named JaspritBumrah, Pat Cummins and Kagiso Rabada in the top three bowlers of the current era.
“All Aussies. Pat Cummins, Josh Hazelwood and Mitchell Starc. (Laughter). But seriously, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada. I like Neil Wagner too,” he revealed.
McGrath also gave the reason behind fearlessness in the batting of Australian batsmen as compared to their Indian counterparts. McGrath thinks that the expectations of billions of people back home is the reason behind India’s conservative approach in pressure situations.
“I suppose there is more pressure on the cricketers over here. If Australia loses, there’s not too much fuss back home or maybe just a little bit. Whereas over here, it’s, you know, when you’ve got 1.3 or 1.4 billion people. It’s a little bit more pressure than 25 million people. Yes, there’s more pressure on Indian cricketers. But the rewards are a lot more than anyone else,” concluded McGrath.