McGrath has no immediate political ambitions

Updated: 16 September 2010 11:12 IST

Legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has no immediate political ambitions though he did not rule out the possibility of becoming an MP in future.

McGrath has no immediate political ambitions

Melbourne:

Legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath has no immediate political ambitions though he did not rule out the possibility of becoming an MP in future.

"You never know what the future holds but it's not something I'm seriously considering at the moment," he said on Thursday.

The retired cricketer was approached by a New South Wales Nationals leader Andrew Stoner at a cricket match earlier this year.

"I was just chatting to Andrew Stoner over lunch during the Sydney Test and he mentioned my thoughts on it (on being an MP)and whether I'd be interested in it," McGrath said.

"He came back to me a little while later saying if I was seriously considering it they'd be happy to look at it," McGrath said.

McGrath, who is enjoying spending time with family and doing other work, said, "At the moment, it's not something I'm considering.I think I'm busy enough as it is, just enjoying time with the family."

News Ltd, a newspaper, had quoted National Party sources as saying that McGrath, from Narromine country in New South Wales, has left the door open to a political career.

Asked about his political alliance with the Nationals, McGrath said, "I'm a country boy, so I will take that into consideration." 



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