Thursday, May 23, 2024

England will miss 'Old is Gold'..! James Anderson has announced his retirement leader

Leader Online Desk: James Anderson, who is known as England's most experienced and oldest fast bowler, has announced his retirement from Test cricket. He has posted that the Test match against West Indies at Lord's starting from July 10 will be the last match of my Test career.

What did James Anderson say?

“The first Test of the summer at Lord's will be my last,” Anderson said in his post. It has been an incredible 20 years representing my country, playing the sport I have loved since my childhood. My exit from the England squad is a loss for me; But I know now is the right time to give others a chance.”

“I couldn't have done it without the love and support of Daniella, Lola, Ruby and my parents. Thank you very much. Also, thanks to the best players and coaches in the world. I look forward to the new challenges ahead, as well as filling my days with more golf. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, he added in the post.

James Anderson: First fast bowler to take 700 Test wickets

England's veteran fast bowler James Anderson created history by taking the wicket of Kuldeep Yadav in the Dharamsala Test against India. He took his 700th Test wicket at the age of 41 as Kuldeep Yadav. Along with this, Anderson became the first fast bowler to reach the 700-wicket mark in Test cricket and the third overall player in the world. Before Anderson, legendary spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne of Sri Lanka and Australia had achieved the astonishing feat of taking 700 wickets in Test cricket. Sri Lanka's Muttiah Muralitharan has 800 wickets and former Australian spinner Shane Warne has 708 wickets.

It took Anderson 187 matches and 348 innings to take 700 wickets. Anderson also holds the world record for most deliveries by a fast bowler in Test cricket. He has bowled 40,000 balls so far in his 21-year Test career.

First cricketer in the world to play 100 Test matches at home ground

England fast bowler James Anderson became the first player in the world to play 100 Test matches at home.

Test career of James Anderson

James Anderson was born on 30 July 1982. James Anderson made his Test debut in 2003 against Zimbabwe at Lord's. He has played 187 Test matches for England. He is the only fastest bowler in the world to complete the milestone of 700 wickets on 9 March 2024. As of February 2024, he is the seventh-ranked Test bowler in the world in the ICC Men's Player Rankings. As a bowler, he also holds the world record for the tenth-most wickets in Tests with Joe Root (198).

He made a strong comeback in the Test match against India

In the Test match against India at Lord's in 2021, James Anderson was once again Old is Gold. 39-year-old James Anderson led half of the Indian team into the tent. In 29 overs, he spent 62 runs and took five wickets.

Andersen is close to Sachin's 'that' record

Former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar had the feat of playing 200 Test matches in his career. Anderson has played 187 Test matches so far. This year, in the month of July, England will play six Test matches against the West Indies. But Anderson will retire after the first match.

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