`The whole three days have really blown me away,” says emotional McGrathJanuary 6th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan.6 (ANI): With the Sydney Cricket Ground bathed in pink on Monday (Jane McGrath Day) and cricket fans sporting pink clothing, former fast bowler Glenn McGrath said that he was completely blown away by the experience.
“It’’s been an amazing day. The whole three days have really blown me away. I don”t think it could have gone any better than it has,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted an emotional McGrath, as saying.
The former test fast bowler said he was thankful for the effort made but said it had been hard work and emotional at times.
“I”ve sort of kept it in check pretty well. There’’s been a couple of moments, but once I get busy and get on with what I have to do [I''m all right]. Once the test is finished and I kick back and reflect on what we”ve achieved, it will hit me then,” he said.
Pink dresses, shirts and costumes were prominent, while colourful sombreros and even watermelon hats were popular.
The traditional Ladies Day was yesterday permanently renamed in honour of McGraths late wife, who died of breast cancer in June last year.
But the day belonged to Glenn McGrath and the memory of his wife. With the help of corporate sponsors and volunteers collecting donations, 300,000 dollars was raised by lunchtime. (ANI)
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