“Definitely, I would want to ruin that farewell for him” – Shamar Joseph comments on James Anderson’s retirement Test
By SMCS - Jul 9, 2024 9:23 am
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West Indies pacer Shamar Joseph has said that he would like to ‘ruin’ veteran speedster James Anderson’s farewell party when they take on England at Lord’s during the first Test of the series. The match which will take place from July 10 to 14, will be the last Test for Anderson when he will step on to the field to play the game as well. Moreover, he will finish as the pacer with the most wickets in the history of Test cricket as well.

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Speaking to the reporters, Shamar applauded James Anderson as an amazing player and someone he has looked up to while growing up as well. The West Indies pacer also said that the England legend is ‘perfect’ considering the amount of wickets he has picked up in his career.

“He is such an amazing player. Someone I have looked up to. Someone who is very good at this level. You could say he’s perfect because he has a lot of wickets at this level. Definitely, I would want to ruin that farewell for him,” Joseph told reporters on Monday. “I’m excited to be here. England is known for a good fast bowling,” Joseph said.

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However, Shamar also opened up on his memories of watching the game at Lord’s as well and he is also hoping he can do well at the iconic ground as well.

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“Oh they’re great. Watching a lot of the Ashes with great fast bowlers, Jofra Archer, Mitchell Starc, all the great fast bowlers come out here and do well. that’s something I would want to do as well,” Joseph added.

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Shamar made headlines with his exploits during the Australia tour where he helped West Indies achieve a historic win in Gabba as well. The pace spearhead also wants his side to maintain the same energy in England as well as come in with a mindset that they can play well against the hosts. However, West Indies and England will play a three-match Test series.

“Since our last tour of Australia, we maintain our energy. That’s the mindset we come into this series with (that West Indies can compete against England),” Shamar Joseph concluded.