Glenn McGrath said his strength was the mental side of the game and that is where he can make the biggest impact © Getty Images
Glenn McGrath said his strength was the mental side of the game and that is where he can make the biggest impact © Getty Images

Glenn McGrath, who took over as the director of coaching at MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai, stated that Dennis Lillee is the best fast bowling coach in the world. McGrath took over the role from Lillee, who headed the position for over a decate. “I still think he (Lillee) is the best fast bowling coach in the world. I am not even going to fill Dennis’s shoes. I am prepared to do the best I can. The last three years have been a big learning experience for me in respect to the technical side of the game.” Glenn McGrath: Sachin Tendulkar said there is no substitute for hard work

“My strength was the mental side of the game and that is where I feel I can make the biggest impact. Now, I am learning more about the technical side and hopefully I can help the young guys coming through. A coach to me is not about the coach. It is about the cricketer, the player. If I can help that player to be a better cricketer, a better sportsperson, a better person, then I have done my job. It is not about me, it is about them in improving what we can for them,” McGrath was quoted as saying by DNA. Glenn McGrath: Varun Aaron has got a huge amount of potential

When asked about how much have he has evolved as a coach in the past three years, McGrath said, “Big time. From what I know now compared to what I knew three years ago, there is a huge difference. I think the day you know everything and the day you cannot learn anymore is the day you retire. What I have learnt about fast bowling in the last three years has been brilliant. Wish I knew them when I played. Hopefully that will allow me to be a better coach, to translate information better for the boys to be able to relate to and improve as individuals and as players. If I can do that, then I am happy. To where I am now to where I was three years ago is totally different.” McGrath on Kohli: Aggressive cricket is about body language and intent