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India is a home away from home for Glenn McGrath

Former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath says he loves India. So much so, he visits the country at least three times every year.

cricket Updated: Sep 10, 2016 07:54 IST
Samarth Goyal
Former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath loves coming to India.
Former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath loves coming to India. (Photo: Amal KS/HT Photo)

Former Australian bowler Glenn McGrath loves coming to India. The three-time World Cup winning cricketer says he loves India so much that he visits the country three times a year.

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“Most of the time I am down South training fast bowlers from all over the world. I have a wonderful time at the academy interacting with youngsters who aspire to become bowlers. There is some great talent coming up,” he says.

The 46-year-old was in the Capital recently as the brand ambassador for Hardy Wines. Talking to us, McGrath says that India has become a home away from home for him. “I think I have been coming to India every year since 1992 and now I visit three times a year. The people here are warm and so welcoming. Every time I land here, I can see people are excited to meet me. It’s surreal. You can’t go for a walk on the streets. I can be a normal person in Australia, but here it’s a bit impossible,” he says.

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“I think India is such a contrast to what we have back home. It’s a diverse country. We don’t have the kind of history India has. When it comes to cricket, I don’t think any other country has the passion that Indians have. That’s why you find many international ex-cricketers who are involved in IPL or are coaching, commentating to earn some money,” he says.

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