Legendary Australian bowler Glenn McGrath has an advice for budding Indian Cricketers who want to play in the Indian Premier League – “Work hard in red ball cricket and you will play IPL for a long time”. Also Read - Suryakumar Yadav Reveals How Rohit Sharma's Words Helped Him After Australia Snub
McGrath is currently in Lahli, helping out the age-group bowlers from Haryana at their home ground. Also Read - IPL 2021: Aakash Chopra Has Interesting Suggestion For MS Dhoni-Led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Ahead of Mega Auction
“Whenever I meet any young fast bowler who has played IPL, I ask him a question, ‘Did you like playing IPL? They would say yes and I tell them that I love IPL too’. My next question is ‘Do you want to go back to IPL next year? If yes, then you have to work hard during the rest of the months’,” McGrath, who is the Director of MRF Pace Foundation, told PTI during an interaction. Also Read - India vs Australia 2020: Full List of Commentators For English, Hindi, Tamil And Telugu Revealed
Senior team new ball bowlers Harshal Patel and former India speedster Mohit Sharma were also seen. While Harshal bowled a few deliveries under McGrath’s watchful eyes, Mohit was seen doing some physical training.
The Aussie pace legend said that he is impressed with the level of talent.
“The quality of talent was pretty good. I saw all of them want to bowl fast. We are not here to change or tweak their action majorly. It’s just helping them out with some basic advice on their action,” McGrath said.
McGrath and MRF chief coach M Senthilnathan were all praise for the training facilities at the Chaudhry Bansi Lal Stadium.
“We are really happy with the facilities and it’s a wonderful opportunity for MRF Pace Foundation to work with Haryana Cricket Association. They have done wonderful work with their indoor facility and the gymnasium,” Senthilnathan said.
It is learnt that the Haryana Cricket Association will have its own international stadium in the next few years. It will be in the NCR region near Delhi.