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Glenn McGrath has heaps of praises for Josh Hazlewood

By Nilabh Aole -

Australia's legendary pacer, Glenn McGrath reckons that Josh Hazlewood has all the arms and ammunition under his belt to surpass him as the highest wicket-taker among fast bowlers in Test history.

McGrath has taken 563 wickets in the history of the longest format of the game in his career of 124 matches and that helps him to stand at fourth highest wicket taker and the highest number of wickets as a seamer. 

Recently, on Wednesday during the Third day of the second against Pakistan at the MCG, Hazlewood achieved the milestone of 100 scalps in just 25 Tests. 

McGrath said that if Hazlewood goes with the same pace then his repo as the leading wicket taker as a seamer is in real danger. Talking to cricket.com.au, he said, "The challenge is there. If he can get there and do that, I'd be one of the happiest guys around him. Records are there to be chased down and be beaten and that [is a] little carrot to keep guys going."

The Australian legend concluded, "To play 100-plus Tests and get 560-odd wickets like I took, if he can get there, then he'd have done pretty well. He's only a young fella... but it's up to him how far he goes. If he keeps up a good work ethic off the field... to keep strong, to keep fit. If he does that and stays very disciplined, who knows where he could get to?"

Nilabh Aole

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