Former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath was arguably the best seam bowler of his period – his unnerving accuracy and relenting strains and lengths induced havoc and there have been few batsmen round the world who dominated him. However, over the years he was locked in nice battles with batting icons and in a chat present with ESPNCricinfo, he picked the batsmen who he would need to dismiss in his dream hat-trick.
“The hat-trick wish-list would be Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid,” Glenn McGrath mentioned in a query and reply session.
Asked what supply, he didn’t possess in his armoury, he cheekily replied: “the 100miles per hour delivery.”
According to him, it’s the bowlers who work loads more durable than batsmen. “Fast bowlers are better blokes, work harder and batsmen expect everything.”
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg had earlier spoken about the distinction between the battles between McGrath and Tendulkar and Akhtar and Tendulkar.
Responding to a fan query on Twitter, Hogg mentioned: ‘Sachin v McGrath a war of attrition McGrath trying to win the patience game, your in for the long haul. Sachin v Akhtar more erratic, with Akhtar trying to blast the him out with sheer pace + it’s India v Pak, which provides a bit of extra spice to the contest.’