Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar lead wishes for GOAT James Anderson as he enters 600 Test wickets club

England paceman James Anderson marked his name in record books on Day 5 of the third Test against Pakistan in Southampton when he dismissed Azhar Ali. It was Anderson’s 600th wicket in Test cricket. With that, the ‘Burnley Express’ became the first seamer in the history of the oldest format to take 600 scalps. Anderson…

Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar lead wishes for GOAT James Anderson as he enters 600 Test wickets club

England paceman James Anderson marked his name in record books on Day 5 of the third Test against Pakistan in Southampton when he dismissed Azhar Ali.

It was Anderson’s 600th wicket in Test cricket. With that, the ‘Burnley Express’ became the first seamer in the history of the oldest format to take 600 scalps.

Anderson has now become the second-fastest bowler to take 600 Test wickets in terms of balls. Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the top spot.

Balls-taken to reach 600 wickets:

  • 33711 – Muralitharan
  • 33717 – Anderson
  • 34919 – Shane Warne
  • 38496 – Anil Kumble

No wonder, the cricket fraternity hailed Anderson for accomplishing the golden landmark.

India skipper Virat Kohli applauded the 38-year-old bowler for his outstanding achievement. Kohli rated Anderson as one of the best bowlers he has faced.

India legend Sachin Tendulkar, who is in Anderson’s list for most frequent victims (9 times), appreciated the bowler for registering an incredible feat.

Second and third-highest wicket-takers in the longest format, Shane Warne (800) and Anil Kumble (708), also heaped praises on Anderson’s magnificent accomplishment.

Here is how other legends of the game reacted:

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KL Rahul describes the learnings he got from captains MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma

KL Rahul, since making his debut in the 2014 Melbourne Test, has turned out to be a star of Indian cricket.

Moreover, the dashing batsman has been given the keeping duties in white-ball cricket. Rahul has now got the opportunity to lead Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), with Ravichandran Ashwin making a move to the Delhi Capitals (DC).

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During a recent interaction, Rahul was quizzed about the learnings from the three giants of the game. To which, Rahul has listed out Dhoni’s composure, Virat’s passion and Rohit’s ability to back and trust his players as massive learnings.

“Dhoni’s calmness and belief showed in backing players who had the potential to be matchwinners. Virat’s passion in the way he leads, the way he wants the boys to be better and better. Rohit always plays with passion and backs players,” Rahul told Indian Express.

Rahul on leading KXIP in IPL 2020

The 2020 edition of the IPL will be the first time when fans will witness Rahul’s leadership abilities while captaining the KXIP side.

“I always played the game thinking as if I’m the captain. At the ground, I always think of what I would have done in a particular situation. Whom I would have bowled in a situation? I was always proactive in my head and it’s just an extension of that,” the KXIP skipper reckoned.

“I know it will be harder than I think. I am not going in with any expectations like I have played cricket so many years. I will get on the field and try to make decisions at the moment. You can’t plan too much because it could be confusing,” Rahul concluded.

The Mohali-based franchise would hope that helps them in the change of fortunes. The Preity Zinta co-owned team is yet to clinch their maiden IPL title.

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