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Australian pacer Glenn McGrath wants Mohammed Shami to be like James Anderson

'Shami has been absolutely brilliant as to what he can do with the ball, his control, attitude and the way he adapts are amazing'

PTI Chennai Published 10.03.24, 10:22 AM
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The current Indian pace attack still has a lot to offer before the ‘Gen-Next’ can take over, feels legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath, who also urged Mohammed Shami to take a cue from England veteran James Anderson’s about longevity.

McGrath’s comments came on the day when India wrapped up an impressive 4-1 Test series victory over England at home.

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“We have to wait and see the next generation coming through. (Jasprit) Bumrah has still got a bit to go, (Mohammed) Shami is a little older, and (Mohammed) Siraj has been around for a little while, but still has plenty left. So, the (current Indian) bowling attack has still some life left,” McGrath said on Saturday.

“They are exceptional and have done the job for a long time. Shami has been absolutely brilliant as to what he can do with the ball, his control, attitude and the way he adapts are amazing.

“... As you get older, you still need motivation to train hard, prepare and get out there and perform. Look at someone like James Anderson, who is 41, taking 700 Test wickets and still bowling well.

“So, you can still be at the top of your game,” McGrath said.

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