Former Australian pacer, Glenn McGrath is least impressed by the Australian batsmen’s “timid” approach in the ongoing Test series against India and he has suggested the hosts learn from Ajinkya Rahane and Shubman Gill’s book. McGrath rued the approach taken by the Australian batsman so far in the four-match Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which is leveled at 1-1 at the moment.
During a conference call on Sony Sports, Glenn McGrath said, “I think, probably majority with India, the way they bowled, a little bit with just the mindset of the Australian batsmen, as I mentioned before, they were timid. I think, you look at the way (Ajinkya) Rahane batted, (Shubhman) Gill batted, Rishabh Pant, (Ravindra) Jadeja, those guys they showed what should be done.”
McGrath lavished praise on the Indian bowlers and called himself a “big fan” of Jasprit Bumrah. He also seems impressed with the lengths of the Indian bowling attack.
Glenn McGrath explained, “The way Jasprit Bumrah has bowled this series has been amazing. I am a big fan of Bumrah, I have spoken to him a few times and I liked the way he thinks and the way he goes about it. He (Bumrah) quite enjoys bowling in Australian conditions. A Mohammed Siraj coming in, I just think they bowled very good lengths, sometimes you can get carried away with the bounce in Australia and bowl too short.”
In the absence of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, and Ishant Sharma, McGrath reckons that Bumrah and R Ashwin will have to shoulder a lot of responsibilities of the four-match series. The India-Australia match at the Sydney Cricket Ground will be the 13th Pink Test and McGrath said both the teams will be donating their Baggy Pink caps.
Talking about the same, Mcgrath said, “So, here we are again… number 13. Things are a little bit different with COVID and crowd restrictions and what you can do at the ground, but looking forward to it. Both teams will be donating their Baggy Pink caps and they will sign them, they will go for auction.”