Glenn McGrath was a major competition to Sachin Tendulkar when both legends played Image: AFP
Australia fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath is keen to watch Sachin Tendulkar's son Arjun's fast bowling after he heard the 17-year-old aspires to be a pacer.
McGrath, who is currently the director of the MRF Pace Academy overseeing the development of young fast bowlers, was thrilled to learn Arjun was striving to become a pacer and said, "Sachin’s son? How old is he now (17), similar age to my son. I haven’t seen him bowl yet and (am) keen to see how he goes, but he must do ok. When the MRF started, one of the first guys to come along was Sachin,” McGrath told reporters.
The 47-year-old was also aware of Sachin's dream of becoming a pacer himself before he shifted his focus to batting. “Sachin wanted to be a fast bowler. Is his son taller than Sachin?" he asked reporters.
On being told 'yes', McGrath added, "So that might help him. But that’s good to see and they have the love for the game. Sachin always wanted to be a fast bowler.”
Arjun has played at U-14 and U-16 age group levels for Mumbai and is a regular at the indoor school at Lord's. Recently, he made headlines for injuring England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow during a practice session and helping the India Women's team prepare for the World Cup final against England.