The sport of cricket has been predominantly dominated by batsmen, who get much more plaudits than the bowlers. However, the appreciation has elevated quite a bit in current occasions for fast bowlers. In the previous, there have been a number of pacers like Glenn McGrath, Curtly Ambrose, Shaun Pollock, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar who despatched shivers round the batting line ups of the world. There a number of premium fast bowlers in world cricket proper now. But who’s the most full pacer in the present crop?
Cricket legend McGrath was just lately requested who’s the most full fast bowler in the world and he answered Australian seamer, Pat Cummins. “Pat Cummins. I like the way he goes by,” McGrath mentioned whereas answering 25 fast-fireplace questions from ESPN Cricinfo on a variety of topics.
One of the greatest fast bowlers by means of the 90s until the late 2000s, McGrath believes that bowling to Brian Lara can be barely more durable than Tendulkar. He additionally revealed his secret wishlist, if he might take a Test hat-trick.
“Tough,” he mentioned when given a selection between Lara and Tendulkar. “I would go with Lara just (a bit) from my experience. The hattrick wishlist would be Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rahul Dravid.”
Asked what supply, he didn’t possess in his armoury, he cheekily replied: “the 100miles per hour delivery.” According to him, the bowlers who work quite a bit more durable than the batsmen, “Fast bowlers are better blokes, work harder and batsmen expect everything.”
Given a selection of Mankading in a World Cup ultimate the place he has to get the final wicket however with solely two runs to defend, the legendary pacer mentioned that he would by no means do it.
He additionally feels that after watching Jim Carrey’s efficiency in Dumb and Dumber, he would love the Hollywood actor to play his function if a biopic is made.
“Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman,” are his different selections. Not one recognized for elegant dressing, McGrath mentioned that he favored sporting outfits designed by Indian Sabyasachi. The three non-cricketing legends that he was privileged to satisfy included Jamaican dash king Usain Bolt, tennis icon Roger Federer and 5-time Olympic champion rower Steve Redgrave.
(with PTI inputs)