Speaking on Sydney Radio today, Aussie paceman Glenn McGrath was asked about the concerns of Monty Panesaar re. Australian crowds. McGrath noted that crowds all over the world have a habit of barracking their own and giving it to visiting teams. "We copped it in England last year, we cop it in South Africa when we go there".
When asked about reports that Monty was seeing a psychologist because he was worried about abuse from Aussie crowds, McGrath said that if that was the case it was "a bit soft, but I don't know if it's true. If it's true, it's soft...".
I think Monty will be a great character out here this year and is good for English cricket. But it's a bit of a worry if he's going to let fans get to him through their bagging him (racial abuse aside of course, which is reprehensible).