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Virat Kohli Congratulates James Anderson For Taking 600 Test Wickets
By CricShots - Aug 26, 2020 11:56 am
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When Azhar Ali nicked the ball to Joe Root in the slips on the final of the third and the final Test against Pakistan, the English fast bowler, James Anderson inked his name in the histiry books. The veteran seamer became the first ever fast bowler to claim 600 wickets in Test cricket, and only the fourth bowler in the history of the game to do so. 

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James Anderson and Virat Kohli

As he added another landmark to a glittering career that has spanned more than 17 years, several cricketers, including the Indian skipper, irat Kohli took to social media to hail England’s highest-ever wicket-taker. He tweeted: “Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I’ve faced.”

The legendary spinner, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble, two members of the “600 club”, coongratulated Anderson on making it on the elite list.The second-highest wicket-taker in the history of Test cricket, Warne tweeted: “Congrats on the 600th Jimmy – Aweosme effort buddy.” On the other hand, Kumble wrote: “Congratulations @jimmy9 on your 600 wickets! Massive effort from a great fast bowler. Welcome to the club.”

Former English skipper, Michael Vaughan tweeted: “Remarkable achievement to play 156 Tests as a Batsman .. To do it as a quick bowler & then achieve 600 wickets is nothing short of extraordinary .. Well done @jimmy9 .. England’s greatest ever bowler.”

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Kegendary fast bowler from Pakistan, Wasim Akram wrote: “Champion bowler James Anderson! Congrats on reaching the first-ever 600 wickets for a fast bowler.. hard work, passion and never-day-die approach have been the hallmark of your career.. doyen of fast bowlers, best wishes for the rest of your career @jimmy9.”

The veteran Indian spinner, Ashwin, whi has often been at the loggerheads with James Anderson, tweeted: “An extraordinary bowler @jimmy9 goes past yet another milestone. What a bowler and what an achievement !! Well done and look forward to having a healthy debate on the run out and shredder ASAP! Someone like you can really help settling the stigma surrounding it.”

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Former Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman wrote: “For a fast-bowler to play 156 test matches is an incredible achievement, a testament of his endurance. And becoming the first fast bowler to 600 test wickets is a just reward for the hard-work & the passion with which @jimmy9 has played his cricket. Many congratulations,” wrote former India batsman VVS Laxman.

James Anderson is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Warne and Kumble in the list of highest wickets in the longest format. The pacer needs just 20 more wickets to go past Kumble, who retired with 619 Test wickets to his name.

Here are several otrher reactions from cricketers who congratulated Anderson:

ames Anderson is only behind Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble on the list of highest wickets in Test cricket. The pacer needs just 20 more wickets to go past Anil Kumble, who retired with 619 Test wickets to his name.