Latest Cricket News: In 166 Test games, he took 631* wickets. Even before the description of the elegance with which James Anderson makes the ball talk appears in his introduction, the English bowler’s statistics are enough to convince everyone that he is one of the best fast bowlers the world has ever seen. Anderson’s swing is known around the world for challenging batsmen, even the best, but his passion for the game, particularly in the red-ball format, has always been impressive.
While Anderson’s nice talk with Virat Kohli while walking back to the pavilion during the ongoing fourth Test demonstrated his sporting attitude, his recent resolution has pushed him to new heights, as one may run out of synonyms to describe the premium pacer’s incredible performance.
Anderson, who was bowling in the game, slipped during his run-up on the penultimate ball of India’s 40th over. The 39-year-old was unable to leave unharmed, injuring his knee in the process. Many speculated that he would retire to the dugout and let other bowlers to finish his innings. Anderson, however, surprised everyone by showing up to bowl his next over and continuing to bowl despite a gushing knee.
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— The sports 360 (@Thesports3601) September 2, 2021
Blood from James Anderson's pant, but he's still bowling on. pic.twitter.com/jCkVHAIjQN
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 2, 2021
England continues to dominate the second session
After a fantastic first session (India – 54/3), the English pacers made sure the visitors didn’t get any reprieve in the second. Following the restart of the innings, Ravindra Jadeja was bowled by Chris Woakes for a score of 10 off 34 balls. Ollie Robinson took the wicket as Kohli followed the southpaw with a 50 off 96. After Craig Overton removed Ajinkya Rahane, India was reduced to 117/6. India were 122/6 at the time the umpires called for Tea, with Rishabh Pant (4*) and Shardul Thakur (4*) at the crease.
In the opening session, Anderson took out Cheteshwar Pujara. In the format on home soil, the bowler is just two wickets from reaching 100 wickets against India. Anderson has already surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of playing the most home Test matches with his appearance in the ongoing game. Anderson currently has a total of 95 games under his belt.
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