James Anderson became the fourth bowler in history to take 600 wickets
James Anderson became the fourth bowler in history to take 600 wickets in Test cricket after Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan, and Anil Kumble. The pacer reached the milestone with the wicket of Azhar Ali in the last session of the third day of the third Test against Pakistan in Southampton. No other pacer has achieved this feat before him.
I was waiting for several sessions in this Test with this one wicket. After the tea break on the last day, Anderson got the wicket in his 14th delivery. The ball that jumped from the length was aged at the last minute by Azhar, the ball went into the hands of England captain Joe Root in the slip.
After taking 5 wickets in the first innings, Anderson took another wicket in the second innings, standing at 599 wickets. However, he could have reached the milestone earlier, the England fielders had made 4 easy catches before him.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. However, he did not have to go to the limbo of uncertainty ‘Jimmy’. He made history in Southampton.
Anderson made his debut against Zimbabwe at Lord’s in 2003, playing for more than 18 years. Southampton was his 157th Test, and no specialist pacer has played so many Tests.
Although he is over 36, he has no plans to retire soon, Anderson said. He expressed his desire to play until the 2021 Ashes.