Glenn McGrath is viewed as one of the best bowlers to have ever played the sport and even after retiring, the former Australian pacer continues to impart knowledge to budding fast bowlers in India. McGrath is the Director of MRF Pace Foundation and is currently in the country to coach his wards. Recently, he talked about the pace of Umran Malik, the form of Virat Kohli, and India’s upcoming tour of England, comprising one Test, three ODIs, and three T20Is.
During IPL 2022, there were calls for Virat Kohli to take a break.
“Cricket is pretty much a confidence sport, Virat is pretty much a confidence player as well. When he is on song, he scores runs after runs and sometimes, it is not going well, it can be a tough place to be. He has got enough experience, knows himself, and knows his game. Having that break, will do him a world of good. I am keen to see how he comes back, we have the World Cup just around the corner and I think India will need the experienced players to help steady the ship,” McGrath told NDTV.
When asked whether Hardik Pandya should have a say on how much he should be utilised as a bowler, the 52-year-old said: “I think it is up to him. I think he has enough experience now, I reckon he would have a pretty good relationship with the captain and the coaches. He is experienced, he knows what he needs to do. He is a quality all-rounder, there is no doubt that. He is a powerful hitter as well. He can bowl the ball through at a pretty good pace, he knows what he needs to do. It is just about getting out back there, getting consistency and confidence in bowling, and going from there. He will have a fair say in what he is doing and how he is doing it.”