James Anderson Becomes First Seamer To Grab 700 Test Wickets !

Forget what the calendar says, England’s James Anderson is proving age is just a number. The remarkable fast bowler defied expectations once again, becoming the first ever seamer and only the third cricketer overall to snatch a whopping 700 Test wickets!

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James Anderson Etches Name In History :

This historic feat unfolded during the thrilling fifth and final Test against India in Dharamsala. Anderson, already hailed as the most successful fast bowler in Test history, arrived needing just two more scalps to reach the coveted 700 mark.

He wasted no time, dismissing Shubman Gill with a beauty on Friday. The magic finally happened on day three when Kuldeep Yadav became his 700th victim, edging a catch behind the stumps to Ben Foakes. The stadium roared with cheers as Anderson celebrated with his teammates, while the travelling England supporters, the famous Barmy Army, gave him a thunderous standing ovation.

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james anderson , image – getty image .

Only two bowlers stand taller than Anderson on the all-time wicket-takers list: Sri Lanka’s spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets) and Australia’s legendary Shane Warne (708 wickets). What truly sets Anderson apart is his incredible longevity as a fast bowler. Unlike spinners who can remain effective well into their late thirties, fast bowlers typically see their pace and effectiveness decline with age. But Anderson, with his smooth bowling action, has defied the odds and continues to leave cricket fans in awe.

“In the stunning Himalayan foothills, James Anderson has conquered the seemingly impossible peak for a fast bowler in Test cricket,” remarked former England teammate Steven Finn. “No other seamer will ever reach 700 Test wickets. He’s a true legend, and he’s still going strong!”

Anderson’s cricketing journey began in 2002 with a one-day international against Zimbabwe. He made his Test debut just a few months later against Australia. Over the past 22 years, the Lancashire lad has evolved into a complete bowling package. His ability to swing the ball both ways, traditional and reverse, continues to trouble even the world’s best batsmen.

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