Twitter congratulates James Anderson on becoming the first fast bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket

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England’s greatest fast bowler, James Anderson became the first-ever fast bowler to pick 600 wickets in Test Cricket on Tuesday. He achieved the feat during the third Test played at Southampton against Pakistan.

Ahead of the start of the fifth day’s play of the third Test, Anderson had claimed 599 wickets and was only one wicket away of achieving the landmark. Though persistent rain kept delaying the inevitable, Anderson finally claimed his 600th after dismissing Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali on 31.

He is now fourth in the list of the all-time list of highest wicket-takers in Tests, behind Shane Warne, Muttiah Muralitharan and Anil Kumble.

James Anderson started the third Test with 593 wickets to his name. He claimed a five-for in the first innings and it was a matter of time after that.

A lot of cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate Anderson on achieving the feat. Indian skipper Virat Kohli called him as one of the best fast bowlers he has ever faced.

Former batsman Yuvraj Singh too praised the English fast-bowler for achieving the massive feat, calling him a GOAT.

Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar too wished Anderson on achieving a historic landmark.


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