Glenn McGrath says that pink Test is gaining popularity in Australia

The pink Test is organized every year for the awareness of breast cancer

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Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath was recently in India to celebrate 25 years of the MRF Pace Academy in Chennai, which has produced some of the finest pacers in India. Recently, three bowlers of the MRF Foundation – Aniket Choudhary, Basil Thampi and Ankit Rajpoot were selected for the India A tour to South Africa, and McGrath had said that Thampi is one bowler to look out for.

During his visit to India, the media caught up with him on a lot of issues. He spoke about his foundation – the McGrath Foundation, and also about the upcoming Ashes rivalry. The McGrath Foundation raises money to place Breast Care Nurses across Australia and also increases awareness of breast cancer.

He had lost his first wife Jane to this deadly disease nine years ago. After the death of his first wife Jane, the legendary bowler tied the knot again in 2010 when he married Sarah Leonardi.

“We are in the 10th year of this foundation and the next Ashes Test in Sydney will be known as a Pink Test”, McGrath was quoted as saying as by Kashmir Times. “We have been getting good support from Cricket Australia (CA) and the spectators during all these years. The fans are asked to come in pink attire during the Test. It (the McGrath Foundation) is to bring breast cancer) awareness among the people,” he added.

Like father, like son 

He also spoke about his son from the first wife, James, who is also fond of cricket and plays it. “He is 16 years of age and is a fast bowler. I also want him to bat a bit”, McGrath said. When asked to give his comments on Pakistani bowler Mohammed Amir, who was cleared of the corruption charges and reintroduced in the team, McGrath said, “I would not go into this…but, yes, he is an exceptionally good bowler.”