James Anderson recalls seeing career advisor in his daughter’s school as retirement looms
By SMCS - Jul 6, 2024 8:20 am
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Veteran England pacer James Anderson has revealed that he considered consulting a career advisor from his daughter’s school as
his retirement loomed. He also stated that it’s a weird feeling to find something else after playing cricket for 20 long years as well. The veteran will play his 188th and last Test when England face the West Indies in the opening match of the summer at Lord’s, beginning on July 10 as well. With the management willing to build a new team for the upcoming Ashes series, he has been urged to retire from the game as well.

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James Anderson and Shubman Gill

Speaking on The Tailenders’ podcast, Anderson said: “It’s a weird feeling when you’ve done something for 20 years and then all of a sudden you’ve got to find something else to do. We went to see a school for my eldest daughter the other day. There was a careers adviser there and I did wonder about asking him some questions. I honestly don’t know what will happen next. I love talking about the game. I love talking about bowling and delving into the technical side of it. I’ve done a bit of punditry on TV and on the radio, so I will maybe balance that and a bit of coaching.”

The veteran pace bowler may have an eye on the milestone that will help him to become the second-highest wicket-taker in Tests. With
700 wickets, Anderson will look to overtake the late Shane Warne, who has 708 in his name as well. Looking back at the start of his career, Anderson credited the veteran Nasser Hussain for helping him be the player he became as well.

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James Anderson showed off his football skills


“Nasser was quite intense as a captain and a lot of people didn’t like the way he went about things. But for me, as a 20-year-old, I needed that firmness and instruction. He would really tell you what was demanded of you. He probably had the biggest influence on me, just because of the stage of my career I was at when I played under him,” James Anderson concluded.