New Delhi, Oct 13(ANI): Former Australian legend Glenn McGrath will soon be doing double duty, that of representing the Delhi Daredevils and as well as being the bowling coach for New South Wales.
McGrath, who is in India playing for Daredevils in the Champions League, has accepted an offer made by New South Wales coach Matt Mott, who had approached him for his services as the bowling coach for the Blues this summer.
"Glenn will be working with the boys. He's pretty excited by some of the young guys coming through, Josh Hazlewood and those sort of guys. Just that simple approach he has to bowling, and the respect he obviously has from everyone in the game, is going to be invaluable to us," The Sydney morning Herald quoted Mott, as saying.
"The young guys will get a lot out of it. He'll never over-complicate it. He always had a lot of belief in his ability and if he can transfer that to our players, it'll be awesome. He wants to get involved for the first time on a regular basis and really help us out and that's going to be great for us. For that kind of role, you couldn't really pick anyone you'd rather have," he added.
Shunned by the Daredevils during the second season of the Indian Premier League, McGrath was called-up for the Champions trophy this time round due to injuries to A.B. de Villiers, Daniel Vettori and Paul Collingwood.
The veteran also did well during Daredevils second game against Sri Lanka's Wayamba XI, were he had figures of 2-20 in his team's vital 50-run win to keep its hopes alive in the mega-rich tournament.
"I got the call and I had not done any bowling or training until I arrived here. The boys did a very good job, the wicket was a little bit slow and all I had to do was hit those lengths. I could always land the ball pretty well, but I wasn't quick and that's something I'd rather be. But, it's good to be out here playing and to be a part of a pretty good win," McGrath said. (ANI)