It was one of modern cricket’s best contests, a matching of skills that will go down in the annals of the game. One of the subjects, Glenn McGrath, remembers most of his duels with Sachin. Here’s McGrath talking about his contests with the best batsman of his era.
Sachin vs Mcgrath was the battle royale of contemporary cricket—how do you look back at this contest?
I always enjoyed it. It was a huge challenge throughout my career to face the best in the world and Sachin was definitely one of those. He remains a top class player and has ensured a place in the history books for scoring the most runs in Test cricket, a record that I think will never be broken. He is technically correct and mentally strong—I have nothing but respect for him.
You had great success against Sachin in the 1999 tour of Australia. Did you have special plans against him? How did you prepare yourself?
In Australia you get a little extra bounce and sideways movement, so I just tried to...