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Glenn McGrath Names Two Best Bowlers And Batsmen Of The Current Generation


The modern-day cricket has witnessed a number of legends spreading their cricketing prowess and dominating the opposition. While the entire globe is divided when it comes to picking the best players of this generation, former Australia pacer Glenn McGrath named his pick. Notably, the three-time World Cup winner is currently in India and took part in a private session hosted by HCL Technologies during the World Economic Forum (WEF).

During his playing days, the New South Welshman was a nightmare to the batters. Glenn McGrath's duel with batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was a treat to watch for the cricket fans in the 1990s and early 2000s. He owns multiple records including the highest wicket-taker in the 50-over World Cups. McGrath also owned the record for the highest number of wickets taken by a fast bowler in Test cricket until England’s James Anderson broke it in 2018.

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Speaking to Outlook about the modern-day greats among bowlers, Glenn McGrath had no hesitation in picking India's Jasprit Bumrah and South Africa's Kagiso Rabada as the best two contenders. Furthermore, he also hailed the Australian bowlers who are in scintillating form across the formats. 

"Bumrah is quite a unique bowler. He doesn't have a long run-up like a lot of fast bowlers have. But he has got good pace, incredible control, and the right attitude," McGrath said. 

"This South African bowler Rabada is an amazing bowler, I'm a big fan of his. I'm leaving Australian bowlers out of this list as I feel they all are great," he said when asked to pick the best cricketers of today's generation," he added. 

Speaking about the best batters, Glenn McGrath named India's Virat Kohli and countryman Steve Smith as the top two. Both the cricketers are widely regarded as the best and have performed consistently for their respective sides. 

"Smith is a little bit unique, he is a little strange, he is not normal, but has got a great hand and eye coordination. Technically, he is not a textbook batsman, but the way he bats is amazing.

"On the other hand, there is Kohli. He is a class player and is very technically correct. He is a little bit unusual and very aggressive on the filed especially as Indian captain, but he is a class player," McGrath concluded. 

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