Glenn McGrath is a former Australian fast bowler who was born on February 9, 1970, in New Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. He is considered as one of the greatest fast bowlers of the game and gave significant contribution during Australia’s dominating period in cricket by being the bowler everyone feared. Nicknamed “Pigeon”, McGrath became the first Australian fast bowler to play 100 Tests in 2004. He picked up 563 wickets in 124 Test matches averaging 21.6 and 381 ODI wickets in 250 matches averaging 22.8. He currently is a mentor at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai and has his own organization and is the President of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer support and education charity he founded with his deceased first wife, Jane.
On his birthday, relive one of his great bowling spells against England at the 2006-07 Ashes series at the Gabba in Brisbane: