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About Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath is a former Australian cricketer. He also played for the Delhi Daredevils team in the Indian Premier League.

Personal Biography

Jane McGrath is his wife. She died of breast cancer. In October 09, his fellow cricketers who stripped for the 3 Mobile Men of Cricket calendar as part of increasing awareness about the disease.

In November 2010, McGrath married Sara Leonardi in a private ceremony in Sydney. The second marriage was his late wife's Jane's dying wish.

Professional Biography

Relationship with Delhi Daredevils

McGrath plays for the Delhi Daredevils team in the Indian Premier League.

Relationship with New South Wales

In October 09, he took up the additional duty of being the bowling coach for New South Wales.

Suggestions about cricket

In August 09, McGrath advised skipper Ricky Ponting and his teammates to grin and bear the crowd abuse which is flaring during the Ashes.

Businesses

In November 09, McGrath defended his role with a real estate firm that lured investors with allegedly misleading returns, where some investors have claimed that the returns have not eventuated and in others went backwards.

Glenn McGrath in News

Wipro Partners with Blackmores Sydney Running Festival for Second Consecutive Year
Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Ltd (NYSE: WIT) announced its association with the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2012 (BSRF) for the second consecutive year, as the IT Partner

'Record smasher' Lee says love for cricket in India is 'over the top'
Veteran fast bowler Brett Lee, who is just five wickets away from becoming Australia's leading wicket taker in one day internationals, has said the love for cricket in India is over the top.

England's 'world class matchwinners' Anderson and Swann 'as good as Warne and McGrath': Saker
Coach David Saker has said England bowlers of Jimmy Anderson and Graeme Swann are as good as Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne.

Glenn McGrath sponsors wife Sara's new art gallery in Sydney
Glenn McGrath has sponsored wife Sara Leonardi-McGrath's new art gallery in Chippendale, Sydney.

Glenn McGrath's wife booked for DUI
Australian cricketer Glenn McGrath's wife Sara Loenardi pleaded guilty to low level drink driving after she blew 0.071 - that was above the permissible limit of 0.05 - during a random breath test on April 26 as she drove home to Cronulla from Bondi.

Ponting says putting Oz team interests ahead of himself led to his one-day demise
Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting believes that he paid the ultimate price as an international one-day player because he put the national team ahead of himself.

Philander comparable to Oz legend McGrath: Article
Perceived similarities between Proteas bowling sensation Vernon Philander and Australian legend Glenn McGrath come to the fore taking into account the way the former applies pressure through the creation of doubt in batsmen's minds, an article has said.

Smith likens sensational Philander to McGrath as he beckons new 'milestone'
South Africa captain Graeme Smith has equated new swing sensation Vernon Philander to legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath, as he is on the verge of reaching a cricketing milestone that has not been achieved in 116 years.

Lee keen to play despite painful toe to equal McGrath's record of highest wicket taker
Australian cricketer Brett Lee has stressed he will play through the pain barrier, as he is on the verge of approaching Glenn McGrath's record of being as country's top one-day wicket-taker.

Ponting to sue Indian firm for using image in phone application without permission
Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has warned of action against an Indian firm for using his photograph in a phone application without seeking his permission.

Ponting, Hussey and Haddin must get heroic send-offs and retire
Cricket journalist Malcolm Conn has said that former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting, middle-order batsman Michael Hussey and wicket-keeper Brad Haddin should be given heroic send-offs and be asked to quit before the axe actually falls on them.

McGrath backs Broad to emulate his achievements
Aussie legend Glenn McGrath has reckoned that England bowler Stuart Broad can become a great player, and will most likely to emulate his own achievements.

Sydney cricket ground goes pinker than ever for McGrath Foundation
The Sydney Cricket ground marked Pink Stumps day 2012 during the second test match between India and Australia on Thursday, in support of the battle against breast cancer.

Pattinson becomes first Oz bowler in 30 years to take 24 wickets in opening four Tests
Pacer James Pattinson has entered the record books on Tuesday when he became the first Australian bowler in 30 years to take a whopping 24 wickets in just four Tests.

McGrath predicts Australia will bet India 4-0
Predicting a four-nil Test series whitewash over India, former pacer Glenn McGrath has said that the Australian team is on the rise.

Guts and talent don't need coaching: Ex-Test batsman Bruce Francis
Former Australian Test batsman Bruce Francis is of the view that players who are talented and have guts to take on the opposition, don't need to be coached or guided on how to play.

India winning against Aussies hangs by an ankle ligament and a hamstring
For all the hype and hysteria surrounding the much vaunted Indian batting line up, the visitors lack bowling firepower going into the first of four Tests against Australia Down Under.

Razzaq backs India to beat Australia in upcoming Test series
Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has reckoned that India will beat Australia in the upcoming Test series because the latter lacks good bowlers.

India's bowling attack will be weak if Zaheer, Ishant ruled out: McGrath
Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath has echoed former spin king Shane Warne's view that India would struggle if spearheads Zaheer Khan and Ishant Sharma are ruled out of the Boxing Day Test due to injury.

McGrath backs Ponting ahead of Boxing Day Test match against India
Australian pace legend Pace Glenn McGrath has backed batsman Ricky Ponting in the Boxing Day Test against India.I'm expecting big things from Rick.He's got a big score not far away, I think. have no doubts that our batting line-up will do the business," The Age quoted McGrath, as saying.

India, not Australia emerging punters favourite to nail Test series
Punters in Australia do not see the country's current cricket team as the favourites to beat India in the forthcoming four-Test series.

McGrath eager to help Australia's new generation of fast bowlers
Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has said that he is ready to act as a mentor to help navigate the country's new generation of pacemen.

At 81, Richie Benaud outrates popular Australian celebrities
Former Australian cricketer and Channel Nine commentator Richie Benaud is still among the most loved personalities in world entertainment, it has been revealed.

Vulnerable Oz team is in transition phase, says Ali Bacher
Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher feels that the current Australian team led-by Michael Clarke is vulnerable and can be easily thrashed by South Africa in the ongoing two-Test series.

Australia needs to make most of Cummins' rare talent: Johnson
Australia's pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has said that the team needs to make the most of teenager Pat Cummins' rare talent and should play the 18-year-old as much as possible.

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