Glenn McGrath: Biography, Records, Age, Height, Achievements, Family and Career Statistics

Get to know about the biography and records on Glenn McGrath along with his career, records, wife and other details that define him.

Glenn Donald McGrath, born in Australia on February 9, 1970, is a former international cricket player who played for 14 years. Glenn McGrath, an Australian pacer, has to be one of the most decorated players Australia has ever had. McGrath is quiet, but as a pacer, he was very aggressive on the field and got into some controversial situations. The fast bowler, who is 52 years old, played his first test match for his country in 1993 against New Zealand. We can say that McGrath affected both the red and white balls. Even though the T20 format came late in his career, he did well in it as well.

McGrath has 563 test wickets and 381 ODI wickets. He is the sixth-best wicket-taker in test cricket history. In I.P.L., he played for Delhi Capitals, and in Australia’s domestic circuit, he played for New South Wales. McGrath was at his best during the series, and he was the one who took the most wickets with 30 in 4 games. Steve Waugh also knocked out Shane Warne in the last test match of this tour. After he retired, he started the McGrath Foundation to help people with breast cancer. He also runs the MRF pace foundation.

Glenn McGrath Biography:

  1. Real Name: Glenn Donald McGrath 
  2. Other/Nickname: Pigeon, Ooh Ah, Millard, Nobby 
  3. Profession: Former international cricketer
  4. Famous for: Aggressive
  5. Best Performance: 5/14 vs West Indies at Manchester in 1999
  6. Glenn McGrath Net Worth: $8.5 million
  7. Glenn McGrath Monthly Income: $25000
  8. Glenn McGrath Instagram Handle: @glennmcgrath11

Glenn McGrath Physical Status:

  1. Height:  6 Feet 5 Inches
  2. Weight: 77 kgs
  3. Body Measurements: Waist – 32″
  4. Eye Colour: Light Blue
  5. Hair Colour: Light Ash Blonde

Glenn McGrath Personal Life:

  1. Date Of Birth: February 9, 1970 
  2. Place Of Birth: Dubbo, New South Wales (Australia)
  3. Nationality: Australian
  4. Hometown: Narromine in New South Wales (Australia)
  5. School: Narromine High School

Glenn McGrath Family Statistics:

  • Marital Status: Married
  • Glenn McGrath Wife: Jane Mcgrath (2001-2008), Sara Leonardi(12010-present)
  • Glenn McGrath Children: Sons – James Mcgrath and Madison Harper Mcgrath
  • Parents: Father – Kevin Mcgrath and Mother- Beverly Mcgrath
  • Religion: Christian
  • Other Hobbies: Travelling, scuba-diving, snorkelling and skydiving.

Glenn McGrath Career Statistics:

  • Test Debut: vs New Zealand at W.A.C.A. Ground, November 12, 1993
  • ODI Debut: vs South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 9, 1993
  • T20 Debut: vs New Zealand at Eden Park, February 17, 2005
  • I.P.L. Debut: vs Rajasthan Royals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, April 19, 2008

Glenn McGrath Achievements:

  • He’s played in four World Cup tournaments (1996), two fewer than the record. Australia won three (1999, 2003, and 2007) and lost to Sri Lanka in 1996. He has the most wickets, the most in a tournament, the greatest bowling stats, the average, and maiden overs in the I.C.C. Cricket World Cup.
  • In 2000, C.A. named him the Allan Border Medal and Men’s Test Player of the Year. He was also named Men’s One-Day International Player of the Year in 2001
  • For his “service to cricket as a player” and his wife’s “service to the community through the foundation of the McGrath Foundation,” On January 28, 2008, he became a member of the Order of Australia.
  • International cricket’s most successful fast bowler (949 international wickets)
  • He was the only bowler to get a wicket with his last ball in a Test, ODI, or T20I match.
  • Bowlers have taken the most wickets in the I.C.C. World Cup (71)
  • A bowler who sent out a single batter the most times in international cricket (Michael Atherton from England; 19 times)

Here are some of the lesser-known facts about Glenn McGrath:

  • Glenn McGrath was rejected when playing age-group cricket in New South Wales. Because he couldn’t bowl, he wasn’t handed a ball. After this event, he worked hard and wisely to become the world’s best medium-pace bowler.
  • In 2008, Jane, his first wife, died of breast cancer. This was a sad event in his life. He found charities and groups to honour her life and the lives of other people with cancer.
  • In a Daily Telegraph article by Steve Waugh, he talks about who gave Glenn McGrath the nickname “Pigeon Legs” because of the shape of his legs. Brad McNamara told him, “McGrath, you have stolen pigeon legs.”
  • Has banking experience. A former co-worker revealed, “He used to sign withdrawal papers and distribute them to girls and say, “save this,” because I’m going to be famous one day.”
  • Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne once placed a A$1,000 wager on himself that he would score a fifty in the first class. Against Nottinghamshire, I was able to make 55 runs.
  • They had a newspaper interview in which Mick Jagger referred to him as “a bastard.”

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