On May 14, 2003 Anderson became the youngest Lancashire cricketer to take a hat-trick at 20 years 288 days, well, that was just the beginning. Come 25th August 2020, he is now the only fast bowler to pick up 600 test wickets. He has now joined an elite club which only consisted of spinners so far- Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne & Anil Kumble!
Interestingly, Anderson did it the 2nd quickest in terms of number of deliveries ( 33717) just 6 deliveries more than the great Murali who took ( 33711) deliveries to achieve this feat. The man in question who was facing the music at the other end was the captain of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Azhar Ali, who edged it to Joe Root to first slip and Boom- Cricket then saw something absolutely spectacular.
There were recent talks about James Anderson not performing to potential but the way he has bowled in this test match just reminds us all of the famous old quote, ” Form is temporary, class is permanent”… Scratch that….” Form is temporary, James Anderson is permanent”…Well, if you have dismissed the great Sachin Tendulkar 9 times in 14 test matches, the most by any player- You have to be special and we shall leave it to that.
Meanwhile, enjoy the video of James Anderson’s 600th Test Wicket, Enjoy it and make it a beautiful day!
— Ambreen Nadeem (@ambreennadeem9) August 25, 2020