Is James Anderson Cricket England is the First Pacer to get 700 Wickets?

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Is James Anderson Cricket England is the First Pacer to get 700 Wickets?
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James Anderson cricket England Bowler became the first pacer to claim 700 wickets in Test cricket, and in overall formats, James is the 3rd cricketer to achieve this milestone.

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James Anderson achieved this record on the fifth and last test against India in Dharamsala.

Anderson is 41 years old and he is still playing test cricket. This last test against India marked the 187th game of his career, and he is two steps closer to 700 marks.

The 41-year-old has stepped out for the 187th Test of his career, two wickets short of the 700 mark.

Anderson took the wicket of Suhbman Gill and Kuldeep Yadav was his 700th wicket in the final test against India on Friday.

James Anderson Cricket England also gets a standing appreciation from traveling “Barmy Army” Fans as he takes the team out of the field for an innings break.

The Sri Lanka Cricketer Muttiah Muralitharan is at the top of the table in the most wickets-taking category with 800. On second spot Australia legendary spinner Shane Warne comes with 708 wickets.

The Former England Bowler Steve Finn tells BBC in an interview:

“At the foothills of the Himalayas, James Anderson has reached the insurmountable summit for a fast bowler in test match cricket. Nobody will ever take more than 700 test wickets as a fast bowler. He’s a remarkable man and player and he’s still going.”

The Goat of India Cricket Sachin Tendulkar also congratulated James on the social media platform (X) known as Twitter.

Tendulkar shared this post and mentioned:

“A fast bowler playing for 22 years and performing so consistently to be able to take 700 wickets would have sounded like fiction until Anderson actually made it happen …”

Former England captain Alastair Cook also praises the right-arm pacer:

“I sat in a selection meeting 10 years ago and we were discussing … when we were going to rest and rotate him because he can’t keep playing all those test matches,” Cook said on TNT Sports. His hunger to get better and win games of cricket for England is unbelievable. The physical challenges he has overcome to be able to play 190 test matches is a joke and his skill is a joke.”

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