The timid approach by the Australian batsman has not yet impressed in the ongoing test match series against the Indians. Glenn McGrath, the Australian pace legend, has asked the Aussie batsmen to take a leaf out of Shubman Gill and Ajinkya Rahane’s book.
The approach taken by the Aussie batsman is rued by Glenn MacGrath in the four-match test series that is leveled at 1-1 now.
During a press conference, McGrath spoke to journalists and said that the Indians bowled brilliantly and the mindset of the Aussie batsman was not right as they were timid.
The Australian batsman is looking to survive more instead of dominating the bowler and scoring runs. Once the batsman went out to bat, the pacers have dominated the proceedings and they were very sharp with pinpoint accuracy. The Australian batsman is looking more to survive on the pitch that has offered just a little bit to the bowlers. It is just a matter of time before they are the victim of the bowlers.
The Indian bowlers were lavishly praised by McGrath and he proclaimed himself to be a big fan of Jasprit Bumrah. He also said that the Indian bowlers bowled brilliantly and Jasprit Bumrah is amazing in the series. He also said he is a great fan of the Indian bowler and he also had a word with Bumrah quite a few times. McGrath also said that he is fond of the way he thinks about the game and how he goes about his bowling.
The Indian bowlers were praised by McGrath for the brilliant length they have hit during the ongoing test series. McGrath feels that Bumrah enjoys the conditions down under and he is accompanied by Mohammed Siraj as both of them bowled good lengths. There is a lot of bounce in the Australian pitches as the bowlers are tempted to bowl very short. But the Indians have stuck to bowling good lengths.
He also praised Ravichandran Ashwin, as the off-spinner bowled magnificently. McGarth said that his bowling in the first test is always good but somehow the form disappears in the rest of the matches. But McGrath mentioned that his bowling at MCG was brilliant. Ashwin and Bumrah have to take the responsibility to bowl very well in the rest of the matches in the series. The Indians are looking forward to how Saini and Siraj will bowl and handle the pressures. The Australian batsman needs to put in more effort against the Indian attack to make the series even more interesting. The batting-line up of the Aussies can bounce back and put the pressure back on the Indian side and it is going to be a huge test for them. The equation in the upcoming matches will change entirely because of the inclusion of David Warner and Rohit Sharma for the 3rd test and it is going to be very exciting.