James Anderson congratulated by cricketing fraternity for 500 Test wickets
James Anderson became the first English bowler to take 500 wickets in Test matches, leading former cricketers and experts to come together to wish him on his historic achievement.cricket Updated: Sep 09, 2017 12:22 IST
James Anderson on Friday created history by becoming only the third fast bowler ever and sixth overall to take 500 or more Test wickets.
When Anderson got through the defence of West Indies batsman Kraigg Brathwaite on the second day of the ongoing Lord’s Test, he joined the likes of former Caribbean pacer Courtney Walsh and Australia’s Glenn McGrath among the fast bowlers who have taken 500 wickets and more. (ENG v WI Day 2 report)
Anderson is the only England bowler to have touched this mark, and the English cricket fans are now hopeful that one of the best seamers in the history of the sport will at least try and go past Glen McGrath’s tally of 563 Test wickets.
Former cricketers and experts came together to wish Anderson on his historic feat.
500 wkt club— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) September 8, 2017
C Walsh Mar 2001
S Warne Mar 2004
M Muralidharan Mar 2004
G McGrath Jul 2005
A Kumble Mar 2006
James Anderson Sep 2017#EngvWI
Congrats @jimmy9 on reaching 500 tests wickets and becoming the 6th to do so! Phenomenal effort 👏🏼— Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) September 9, 2017
Well done mate on the 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ test wickets @jimmy9— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 8, 2017
Amazing that a lad from Burnley has 500 test wickets , amazing achievement @jimmy9 huge congrats from the Flintoff family 👏🏼— andrew flintoff (@flintoff11) September 8, 2017
It's a battle day in day out but respect must always be shown in this wonderful game. Special congrats to @jimmy9 for reaching the 500 club.— Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) September 8, 2017
Day 3 of the final Test match between England and West Indies at Lord’s will begin later today.