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McGrath may not return for next IPL

May 22, 2009 19:22 IST

Disappointed at not being given a match in the on-going Indian Premier League, legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath hinted at terminating his contract with Delhi Daredevils and said he may not return for the next season of the Twenty20 tournament.

McGrath, who bid adieu to international cricket after the 2007 World Cup, was a regular in the Daredevils' playing eleven in the inaugural IPL; with his immaculate line and length he was one of the best bowlers last season.

But, surprisingly, the 39-year-old fast bowler was a bench warmer this season, courtesy Victoria pacer Dirk Nannes's outstanding performance coupled with Ashish Nehra, Pradeep Sangwan and Aavishkar Salvi's consistent showing.

"It has been hard to be a part of the bench, and I was hoping for a game during the league stage," he wrote in a newspaper column.

"I have asked a couple of people about why I was not being played, and I get the sense that they were worried about my fitness. I feel fitter than I did last year, but I guess I will not get a chance to prove that now.

"I am contracted for another year with Delhi, but that is a long way away. Right now, I would not bet on myself returning," added McGrarth, who was signed by Delhi for US $350,000 for three years.

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