Glenn McGrath, the former Australian cricket sensation, famous for his precision on the pitch, recently displayed nerves of steel off it. In a video posted on Instagram, the 53-year-old showcased his composure as he gently removed not one but three coastal carpet pythons that had slithered into his home.
McGrath, known for his accurate line and length during his cricketing days, used a broom to coax one of the snakes out of his house. With the snake wrapped around the broom, he carefully escorted it away from his home.
“After plenty of encouragement & support from @saraleonmcgrath all 3 Coastal Carpet Pythons that were in the house were safely released back into the bush,” McGrath captioned the video, adding a touch of humor by mentioning “keeping a good line and length between self and snake.”
Social media users marveled at McGrath’s snake-handling skills, with one user commenting, “Python vs Pigeon,” referring to the cricketer’s nickname. Another praised his technique, saying, “This is better than his 50 he scored against New Zealand.” Many lauded McGrath’s composure, with one user humorously noting, “Steve Irwin couldn’t have done it any better,” in reference to the late Australian zookeeper and conservationist.
Sara Leonardi, his second wife, offered her support in the python-eviction endeavor. The couple met during the 2009 Indian Premier League (IPL) and tied the knot in November 2010. McGrath’s first wife, Jane Louise, tragically passed away at the age of 42 after complications from cancer surgery in 2008.
With an impressive record of 563 wickets in 124 Tests and 381 wickets in 250 One Day Internationals (ODIs), Glenn McGrath retired from international cricket in 2007, leaving an indelible mark on the sport.