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PHOTOS: Tendulkar and McGrath mentor young pacers

August 21, 2015 20:48 IST

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar interacting with young cricketers at MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai on Friday. Photograph: PTI

Sachin Tendulkar joined legendary Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath at the MRF Pace Foundation Academy on Friday and spent time with the current batch of pace bowling trainees, providing them insights on the game.

Lauding the Foundation work, the Indian batting maestro said: “It is an exceptional initiative in spotting and promoting bowling talent. It needs steadfast and deep commitment to stay the course and having done this for the last 27 years I feel the MRF Pace Foundation is the platform for identifying potential talent that needs nurturing in India.”

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar interacting with young cricketers at MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai on Friday. Photograph: PTI

Tendulkar said it is a special privilege for budding bowlers to be trained under the mentorship of McGrath, one of the best pace blowers the game has seen.

“I wish the MRF Pace Foundation the very best as they continue to contribute in developing the cricketing talent in India.”

Sachin Tendulkar and Glenn McGrath. Photograph: PTI

McGrath, Director of the MRF Pace Foundation, encouraged the trainees to take tips on bowling, postures, body movements, pitch dynamics and more from the ‘Master Blaster’.

“It is indeed an honour to have the Indian iconic player Sachin Tendulkar in the midst of us. It’s exciting not only for the onlookers, but for ourselves as well for coming together to mentor the next gen bowlers. Cricket is something which is very close to our hearts and I am confident that the trainees in the academy will work hard and excel in this sport.”

Rediff Sportsdesk