Lara pips Sachin in McGrath’s book; Cummins best of the lot now


Australia’s Pat Cummins is the most full pacer amongst the present crop, says the legendary Glenn McGrath, who feels quick bowlers, in common, are “better blokes” and extra hard-working than batsmen.

McGrath was answering 25 rapid-fire questions from ESPNCricinfo on a variety of topics, together with who he want to see as himself in a biopic.

Asked to call the most full bowler in world cricket now, McGrath replied: “Pat Cummins. I like the way he goes by.” Cummins is at the moment No. 1 in ICC Test rankings and fourth in the ODI checklist.

One of the best quick bowlers via the ’90s until late 2000s, McGrath additionally addressed the large debate of his period — who was more durable to bowl at, Sachin Tendulkar or Brian Lara?

“Tough,” he stated when requested to select between the two icons. “I would go with Lara just from my experience. The hat-trick wish-list would be Brian Lara, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.”

Asked if there was any supply lacking from his armoury, he replied: “the 100miles per hour delivery.”

According to him, bowlers work a lot more durable than batsmen. “Fast bowlers are better blokes, work harder while batsmen expect everything,” he opined.

Asked if he would indulge in ‘Mankading’ a batsman in a World Cup closing the place he has to get the final wicket however with solely two runs to defend, the legendary pacer stated he would by no means do it.

He additionally feels that after watching Jim Carrey’s efficiency in ‘Dumb and Dumber’, he would really like the iconic funny-man to play his function if a biopic is ever made on him. “Brad Pitt or Hugh Jackman,” are his different selections.

Away from cricket, the sporting legends he has felt privileged to satisfy embrace Jamaican dash king Usain Bolt, tennis icon Roger Federer and five-time Olympic champion rower Steve Redgrave.

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