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I think that's what I was saying...Edges imho are more due to batsmen playing shots instead of leaving the ball right? McGrath was as skilled as any fast bowler ever to have bowled on planet earth, and he had the bonus of nagging accuracy. He owned lesser batsman with his superb skill and he owned the best ones with their weakness, by gripping a deathhold on their egos. For me he is the best modern fast bowler.
I interpreted 'playing your shots' as meaning batsmen had a go at him, not just got caught playing a defensive prod, which happened a lot of the time with McGrath. This means he beat them a lot, which I think means he was brilliant.
I did say 'playing risky shots'...not 'playing shots'.