McGrath explores retirement

Former Australia bowler Glenn McGrath has admitted that it will take a while for him to get his head around being a retired international.

McGrath retired from international cricket after the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies, which Australia won by beating Sri Lanka in the final at Barbados.

“I don’t feel any differently now – but maybe next time the guys play or head off on a tour,” said McGrath at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The New South Welshman was awarded Player of the Tournament at the 2007 World Cup, an achievement that he described as a ‘fairytale finish’.

McGrath took a total of 944 wickets in Test matches and one day internationals. However, he insists that his successors are more than capable of helping Australia to more records.

“It’s in very good hands – the fast bowling cupboard’s fuller than it’s ever been,” he said. “You’ve got Brett Lee, who hopefully will come back strongly from his injury. Nathan Bracken, Stuart Clark – there’s plenty of guys,”

A player with robotic like accuracy, a whole world of batsman has just breathed a large sigh of relief that they’ve finally seen the back of him.

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