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McGrath: Got to keep making ODIs interesting



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Glenn McGrath, the legendary Australian fast bowler, is still a fan of the 50-over game, but admits that it faces a tough threat from the exponential popularity of T20 cricket.

The 'Director of Coaching' at the MRF Pace Foundation, a traditionalist by nature, believes that Test cricket is still the "final test" of a cricketer.

"I am very much a traditionalist. I liked Test, I liked my ODIs. Test cricket is till the ultimate to me. I I hope that it is protected and still held in high regard,' McGrath told reporters during an interaction.

"As for the ODIs, it is still exciting as long as they are scoring runs. Interesting to see the future (of ODIs) and see where it goes. They have got to keep making it (ODIs) exciting. They have got a few challenges," he added.

McGrath will not be surprised if many young players start choosing for T20 Internationals due to workload concerns.

"I would like to think so. See teams are now having separate T20 and ODI teams...they are nearly getting more specific. Yeah, the money is in T20 cricket isn't it? To be honest, a lot of players, a lot of youngsters coming up will look to play T20s." McGrath added.