McGrath scoffs at Buchanan theory

Published: Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 10:31 [IST]
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New Delhi: Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath dismissed John Buchanan's multiple captain theory and said that he preferred a system with a single captain for the team.

“I have played under Buchanan and I know he has a lot of theories, may be this is another one. I don't know why he (Buchanan) has come up with this idea. I like a single captain idea" said McGrath

A good captain is one who uses his experience and takes the inputs and suggestions from other younger players of his team as well. But at the end of the day he should be the leader and accountable for his decisions," Mcgrath said on the sidelines of a programme to mark the team's send-off to South Africa.

Former Australia World Cup winning coach Buchanan, who is now manager of the Kolkata Knight Riders, had suggested the multiple captain theory for the Indian Premier League second season, ruffling a few feathers including that of Sunil Gavaskar and former skipper Sourav Ganguly.

Talking about the challenges of the second edition of the IPL, McGrath, who plays for Delhi Daredevils, said conditions in South Africa would be similar to Australia and he hoped to acclimatise soon.

He said it was a tough decision for him to play in the second edition of IPL considering he has to take care of his children after losing wife Jane last year.


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