Glenn McGrath

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Birthday
9, 1970
Birthplace
Australia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1970 (age 49)
Birthplace
Australia

About

Australian fast bowler considered to be one of the greatest to ever play the game. He took 563 Test wickets over a 14-year career, setting a world record for a fast bowler. He also took a record-71 wickets over four Cricket World Cups. He became a commentator following his retirement.

Before Fame

He first played cricket as a teen, and after Doug Walters spotted him and saw his potential, it was decided that he should move to Sydney to train professionally.

Trivia

He was among the 21 athletes to make the Australian Institute of Sport Best of the Best list in 2001. He joined the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2013.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Jane Louise.

Associated With

He retired with the third-most Test wickets of all time, trailing only off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan and leg-spinner Shane Warne. Shortly after retiring, McGrath was also surpassed by leg-spinner Anil Kumble.