“It was Sachin’s day, he just smashed me everywhere” : recalls Glenn McGrath

While a generation was growing up, Sachin vs McGrath was one of the fiercest sporting rivalries. Being up against each other brought the best of two great individual. The greatest batsman  scored many against him.

In an exclusive chat with Sportskeeda, Glenn McGrath spoke about the time when Sachin sledged him during the 2000 Champions Trophy.

“Champions Trophy 2000, I bowled a short ball to Sachin, he pulled me. It went straight up in the air, I thought the keeper was going to catch it and there was a bit of a breeze and it drifted back and I thought third man was going to run in and catch it and it kept going and it went for six.”

Talking about this encounter that saw India eventually scrip one of their famous victories in One-Day cricket against the best team in the world then, McGrath further added, “And then Sachin just smashed me everywhere and he was the one having a bit of a chat. He was getting stuck into me, sledging me and it was a little bit unusual. That hadn’t really happened before. It was Sachin’s day, he was confident and he was letting me know.” 

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