England’s bowling great James Anderson is widely recognized as one of the greatest bowlers of all time. When we come across the phrase, “king of swing”, it reminds us of Jimmy Anderson.
Despite having age on his side, he is still giving absolutely everything to help the team in the longest format of the game. James Anderson is the third-leading wicket-taker in Test cricket.
He is behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708) on the list of leading wicket-takers in red ball cricket. James Anderson has by far taken 682 wickets to his name in the longest format of the game.
The experienced campaigner who is the leading wicket-taking pacer in Test cricket is only 18 wickets away from accomplishing the legendary milestone of 700 wickets. The 40-year-old who still has cricket left in him will be looking forward to accomplishing this feat this year itself.
Ravi Shastri heaps praise on England’s bowling great James Anderson
Meanwhile, former India’s head coach, Ravi Shastri has reserved the highest respect for England’s all-time bowling great, Jimmy Anderson while speaking on the latest episode of The ICC Review.
Former India’s chief coach went on to recall that he used to enthusiastically watch James Anderson’s practice sessions when he served as the coach during India’s tours.
Moreover, he also asked Indian pacers to watch Jimmy Anderson’s work ethic and professionalism. Shastri revealed that he admired Anderson’s work ethic.
What really set the right-arm fast bowler a cut above other bowlers of this era is his incredible potential to swing the balls at a swift pace, making it quite tough for the batters to crack the code.
Ravi Shastri echoed that James Anderson bowled full-hearted deliveries, which is what makes him special and Anderson is truly one of a kind. Overall, James Anderson has bagged as many as 32 fifers and 3 ten-wicket-hauls.