On Saturday Glenn McGrath, the former Australian pace superstar apologized for his participation in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe, the pictures of which raised on the internet and created a huge wave of outrage and shock, particularly among the social media users.
The pictures from Glenn McGrath’s hunting safari were released on the website of Chipitani Safaris, but were seemingly removed soon after. The photos demonstrated Glenn McGrath posing with many dead creatures, including an elephant with a rifle in hand, according to a report on The Sydney Morning Herald
Glenn McGrath who took retirement from international cricket after the 2007 ICC World Cup, announced an apology on his Twitter account after facing the huge criticism.
The apology tweet by McGrath: “In 2008 I participated in a hunting safari in Zimbabwe that was licensed and legal but in hindsight highly inappropriate. It was an extremely difficult time in my life and looking back I deeply regret being involved.”
The Australian pace bowler who holds the record for most wickets in World Cups, presently works as a cricket commentator and runs the McGrath Foundation, which is a breast-cancer foundation in memory of his dead spouse Jane, who died from the breast cancer. However, it is not the 1st time he was in the news headlines for hunting, with the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) publishing a story of McGrath along with his former teammates Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie.