October 1, 2020

James Anderson Takes 600 Check Wickets, Twitter Applauds Pacer

When Azhar Ali nicked the ball to Joe Root within the slips on the fifth day of the third and closing Check between England and Pakistan, James Anderson made historical past. The veteran seamer turned the primary ever quick bowler to assert 600 wickets within the longest format of the sport, and solely the fourth bowler within the listing. As he added one other landmark to a glittering profession that has lasted over 17 years, a number of cricketers, each present and former, together with India captain Virat Kohli took to social media to hail England’s highest-ever wicket-taker.

“Congratulations @jimmy9 for this excellent achievement of 600 wickets. Positively probably the greatest bowlers I’ve confronted,” Kohli tweeted.

Shane Warne and Anil Kumble, two members of the “600 membership”, coongratulated Anderson on making it on the elite listing.

“Congrats on the 600th Jimmy – Aweosme effort buddy,” tweeted Shane Warne, who’s the second-highest wicket-taker in Check historical past.

“Congratulations @jimmy9 in your 600 wickets! Large effort from an awesome quick bowler. Welcome to the membership,” wrote Kumble.

“Exceptional achievement to play 156 Checks as a Batsman .. To do it as a fast bowler & then obtain 600 wickets is nothing in need of extraordinary .. Properly completed @jimmy9 .. England’s best ever bowler,” wrote his first captain within the nationwide staff, Michael Vaughan.

“Champion bowler James Anderson! Congrats on reaching the first-ever 600 wickets for a quick bowler.. laborious work, ardour and never-day-die method have been the hallmark of your profession.. doyen of quick bowlers, finest needs for the remainder of your profession @jimmy9,” wrote legendary Pakistan pacer Wasim Akram.

“A rare bowler @jimmy9 goes previous one more milestone. What a bowler and what an achievement !! Properly completed and stay up for having a wholesome debate on the run out and shredder ASAP! Somebody like you may actually assist settling the stigma surrounding it,” wrote Ashwin, slipping in a point out about the banter between them over his ‘Mankading’ controversy.

“For a quick-bowler to play 156 check matches is an unbelievable achievement, a testomony of his endurance. And turning into the primary quick bowler to 600 check wickets is a simply reward for the hard-work & the fervour with which @jimmy9 has performed his cricket. Many congratulations,” wrote former India batsman VVS Laxman.


“Incredible achievement- congratulations Jimmy,” wrote former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie.

A number of others additionally congratulated Anderson:

James Anderson is simply behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble on the listing of highest wickets in Check cricket. The pacer wants simply 20 extra wickets to go previous Anil Kumble, who retired with 619 Check wickets to his identify.