I have a funny feeling that James Anderson will retire at the end of this Summer: Steve Harmison

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Veteran Pacer James Anderson is aging like fine wine as in the last few years he is taking more and more wickets in every match he has been part of and the current series against India has been monumental for the Lancashire pacer who has clinched the wicket of Indian skipper on numerous occasion.

The ace speedster has taken 13 wickets so far and on several occasions, he has troubled Indian top-order batters including the likes of Rahul, Rohit, and Rahane apart from skipper Kohli on two occasions.

Apart from his heroic with the ball his fellow counterpart former England speedster Steve Harmison feels that the pacer will hand his boots after playing last test match against India on his home ground Old Trafford which doesn’t seem to be true as the veteran pacer has clarified in the past that he is very much excited to play Ashes which is stated to be scheduled later this year.

While speaking to Talksport, Harminson said, “I’ve got a funny feeling, I don’t know what it is, but I really have got a funny feeling that Jimmy Anderson will retire at the end of Old Trafford.

“I don’t think the Ashes will either go ahead or go ahead in such a way and I think Jimmy might just look at this and go ‘you know what, if I go to The Oval and bowl well and, then I’ve got Old Trafford at the end, my illustrious career couldn’t get any better than to finish by knocking Virat Kohli over from the end I bowl at, which is named after me, and there’s potentially no Ashes in six months.

“‘Why would I want to continue playing for another year and finish at The Oval next summer when it peters out. Do I go out on a high, the way I’ve performed this summer?’

“If I was Jimmy Anderson, I’d be [thinking] ‘I don’t think this can go any better.’”

The fourth Test match between India and England is scheduled at Oval on 2nd September 2021 as the series between the two powerhouses is currently poised at 1-1 with two more matches deciding the fate of the series.

 


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