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Glenn McGrath wants actor Akshay Kumar to portray him in his biopic

Former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath would like actors Hugh Jackman or Akshay Kumar to portray his life onscreen.

bollywood Updated: Aug 31, 2016 07:55 IST
Samarth Goyal
Glenn Mcgrath

If there’s a biopic made on Australian bowler Glenn Mcgrath, he would want Hugh Jackman or Akshay Kumar to portray him onscreen. (Amal KS/HT Photo)

There are several cricketers whose inspirational lives deserve a biopic. Fans can hardly wait for films on MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar to release, and former Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath’s career graph also calls for one. And it’s not just we who believe that.

“The other day, someone told me that a biopic should be made on me. Maybe (Hollywood star) Hugh Jackman can play me? He is an Aussie himself and loves cricket. But then, someone wanted a name from Bollywood. In that case, Akshay Kumar,” says McGrath.

Actor Akshay Kumar showed his cricketing stills in the film, Patiala House (2011).

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The 46-year-old holds the record for taking the highest number of wickets by a fast bowler in Test cricket, has won three World Cups with Australia, and was one of the toughest bowlers Tendulkar said he had faced in his 24-year-long international career.

Watch the trailer of Patiala House:

However McGrath doesn’t think a film will be made on him anytime soon. “I am not sure if something like that will happen soon or in the future, but I am excited for Sachin’s biopic. He has got a great story and I am sure people not just in India, but around the world will be interested in watching a film on his life. He is such an inspirational figure,” says the speedster.

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Shift topic to a Bollywood romance drama that stars colleague Brett Lee, and McGrath hasn’t seen it yet. “I have been pretty busy recently and unfortunately, I have not been able to watch it as yet. Some of my friends have seen it and they are saying good things about it. I never knew he (Brett) had a talent for that (acting) and maybe one of these days I will watch it and give him my feedback,” he says.