‘Pigeon’ to bid farewell at CWC 2007

Glenn McGrath will join Shane Warne in his exit from cricket, as the Aussie new-ball bowler has announced that he will retire after the ODI World Cup in the West Indies. Thus the Sydney Test starting on January 2 will mark the last appearance of the formidable Aussie bowling pair in Test cricket. McGrath, however, will continue to don international colours for the Aussies till the World Cup.

McGrath had earlier denied any speculation over his retirement following Warne’s decision to quit. It remains to be seen if fellow Australian cricketers such as Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer will also hang up their boots at the end of the current Ashes series. Compatriot Damien Martyn had earlier retired following the second Ashes Test at Adelaide. The manner in which both McGrath and Warne made their retirement announcements and the worldwide reaction indicated the difference in the players on and off the field, though both will go down in history as two great legends in world cricket.

Read more at cricinfo.com

YouTube videos

McGrath taking a hat-trick and his 300th Test wicket

McGrath’s rare good day with the bat


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