CHAINNAI: Australian Pacer Glenn McGrath,As Indian Cricket embarks on a few journey under Anil kumble as head Coach of Indian Cricket team,legendary McGrath feels the BCCI’s decision to hand over the reins to the Bengaluru man is perfect.
“I think Indian cricket is in good hands now,” said McGrath, who is here to coach the trainees of MRF Pace Foundation.
According to the Aussie, Kumble’s fighting qualities would rub off on the young team. “He has been a fighter.
Though I haven’t seen him as a coach, I feel he will approach coaching with the same attitude. You have to be a good man manager to deal with the board as well as the players.
I am sure he will do a good job,” he added. In the recent past, India had always preferred either batsmen or all-rounders as head coach and Kumble’s entry has bucked the trend.
McGrath has always been advocating bigger roles for bowlers. “I think the bowlers, especially the pacers, have the smartest head in the sport,” said McGrath.
The 46-year-old expects Indian bowlers to feel at home in the West Indies. “The wickets in the Caribbean are a little different from what they used to be. “Not just in India, it happens in Australia as well because of the Big Bash contacts. No doubt, it takes a lot of hard work to get in there.
But what they don’t realise is that they have to work twice as hard to stay there. “A good example is the journey of Bengal pacer Veer Pratap Singh.
He had his share of success stories as well as testing time. Now, he is eager to make a comeback. I have been super impressed with the way he is bowling now,” he said.