Legendary Australian sailor and director of the MRF Tempo Foundation, Glenn McGrath congratulated the tempo -rolling duo Chetan Sakariya and Sandeep Warrier for their debut for the national team during the tour through Sri Lanka.
Chetan Sakariya made his one-day match and T20I debut for Team India during the Sri Lankan tour.
Sakariya made his 50-over debut in the final game of the three-match series, and he impressed everyone with his skills, especially with the back of the hand, slower ball and 2/34 figures.
He then got his first T20I cap in the second T20I after excluding Deepak Chahar as he was one of eight players identified as close contact with Krunal Pandya.
Sakariya scored a wicket during his T20I debut, but he could not bowl in the third game.
Sandeep Warrier, on the other hand, has been included in the group after nine members were excluded from the last two T20Is.
With Navdeep Saini hurting his shoulder while playing in the second game, Warrier got his first Indian cap for the player in the series.
However, he did not have much to do as India defended a total of 81 poultry.
The Kerala-born pacemaker ran wicket-free during his three-over period in which he conceded 23 runs.
Glenn McGrath, who has headed the MRF Pace Foundation, Chetan Sakariya and Sandeep Warrier since 2012, congratulates him on his official Twitter account.
‘Congratulations to both @ sakariya.chetan and Sandeep Warrier for making their debut for India @_official_bcci_ So proud of you both. #mrfpacefoundation #fastbowlers #indvsl. Wrote Glenn McGrath.
– Glenn McGrath (@ glennmcgrath11) 31 July 2021
The legendary Glenn McGrath played a major role in the growth of Sakariya and Warrier as pass bowlers.
The same was acknowledged by Sakariya and Warrier during their interactions with the media in the past.
‘I did rehearsals and impressed Glenn [McGrath] sir with my sharp pace and my natural swing. He told me that if I work on my action and fitness, I can add another 5 km / h to my pace and be a bowler at 130 km / h. He said if I could do that, I could at least play at the Ranji trophy level. Sakariya told ESPNcricinfo last year.
‘His (McGrath’s) tips have always been valuable. He told me the importance of consistency and explained how important it was to keep the mind clear. Since I started following it, my game has improved. According to Indian Express, Sandeep Warrier said.