Not everyone is being likened to the living legend of Glenn McGrath, the pioneer of fast bowling who based himself on his sheer regimented discipline to come good in a lion’s share of his outings. However, if someone is being compared to the big man from the Australian shores, he must have done something right.
Talking about comparisons with the legend, English fast bowler, Ollie Robinson’s name was being uttered safe and sound alongside Pidge considering his fine-tune bowling that was based more on his discipline instead of the brutal raw pace that you would usually expect from a towering fast bowler as Ollie.
For this year’s Ashes, Australia will be travelling to the distant shores of England and if the latter’s memory would serve them right, the last time they ventured into the Australian shores, things took a humiliating turn from which they could never recover. Now that the time is right, Robinson had a quip of his own for the approaching Aussies, stating, “The way we’re playing cricket, we feel like we can really stick one on them and win the series comfortably.”
Here is what Ollie Robinson had to say about his hunger to set course for the right target
Ollie was heard saying, “There’s definitely a desire there still, a hunger to put it right. I felt when I got back from that trip I didn’t leave it all out there and I’d let myself down and the side down a little bit. So it’s definitely something I want to put right and there’s a few fellas in that position as well. So there’s a lot of hungry boys this summer to beat the Aussies again.”
Talking about his latest triumphs, he would add, “I was talking to local radio but I was happy that it got out. I mean it’s been happening in every Ashes series for years – Glenn McGrath says 5-0 every Ashes. We say 5-0 every Ashes. It’s one of the biggest series we play, it only comes around every four years in England, so why not talk it up? Get it going, get it big and give the fans what they want.”
The lanky fast bowler continued, “I think the cricket we’re playing at the moment makes it such an exciting time to play them. We’ve been dominating teams in all conditions for 12 months now. In England we dominated, in Pakistan we dominated and in New Zealand we played most of the cricket for nine days and lost on the last day because we probably weren’t quite there. But I think the way we’re playing cricket, we feel like we can really stick one on them and win the series comfortably.”
Here is what the English quick had to say about Australia’s premier batter
When asked what would be his take when the Australian stalwart, Steven Smith arrives, he responded by saying, “It’ll be good to have him here. For county cricket it’s great to have Steve Smith at Sussex. For myself, it’s not going to change a huge amount. I’ll prepare the same way. I might get a better look at him in the nets.” He also had his respect for Smith, comparing him to Cheteshwar Pujara, adding, “I might not bowl at him to be honest. We’ll see how it goes. But we had [Cheteshwar] Pujara here last summer and we played India and I bowled at him a lot. I don’t read too much into it. He’s a good player, he’s going to get runs whether I bowl at him here or not. It’s one of those things.”