James Anderson 600 Mark: ‘This milestone is just greatness’, praised by fellow cricketers
English fast bowling force James Anderson became the first fast bowler to the milestone of marking 600 test wickets in his illustrious career.
At the end of a behind-closed-doors Test summer, James Anderson finally reached the 600-wicket mark in Tests by making history as the first seam bowler to do so when he had Azhar Ali caught at slip for his 600th test wicket.
England’s speed star applauded by fellow cricketers on social media.
Pacers singing Jimmy on James Anderson 600 mark:
Champion bowler James Anderson! Congrats on reaching the first-ever 600 wickets for a fast bowler.. hard work, passion and never-day-die approach have been the hallmark of your career.. doyen of fast bowlers, best wishes for the rest of your career @jimmy9
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) August 25, 2020
Dale Steyn on James Anderson 600 mark:
Just take a moment to appreciate how good Jimmy is 🏏
600! You’re amazing bro! @jimmy9 #600
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) August 25, 2020
— JaspritBumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) August 25, 2020
Pindi Express praises the medium-fast bowler:
Incredible 600 by @jimmy9 . What an amazing achievement. Playing 156 Test Matches for a medium fast bowler is no less achievement. Cheers mate. #JamesAnderson#600TestWickets#Englandpic.twitter.com/dVFMqPvuwA
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) August 25, 2020
Anil Kumble welcomes the pacer in ‘the 600 family’:
Congratulations @jimmy9 on your 600 wickets! Massive effort from a great fast bowler. Welcome to the club 👍🏼
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 25, 2020
Former batsmen sang of Anderson’s longevity and perseverance. He’s bowled the most among pace bowlers in Test cricket.
Remarkable achievement to play 156 Tests as a Batsman .. To do it as a quick bowler & then achieve 600 wickets is nothing short of extraordinary .. Well done @jimmy9 .. England’s greatest ever bowler .. #TestCricket
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) August 25, 2020
What an incredible achievement @jimmy9! Many congratulations on your feat.
6️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ wickets in Test Cricket over a span of 17 years for a fast bowler is a testament to your grit, perseverance and accurate bowling. pic.twitter.com/nQok5bgbOG
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 25, 2020
Well done james Anderson @jimmy9 .. this milestone is just greatness ..156 test matches as fast bowler is just unthinkable..u will make every young fast bowler believe that greatness is achievable .@bcci@ECB_cricket
— SouravGanguly (@SGanguly99) August 25, 2020
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Words of appreciation from current opposition batsmen followed in singing James Anderson 600 mark in test career.
Congratulations @jimmy9 for this outstanding achievement of 600 wickets. Definitely one of the best bowlers I’ve faced.
— ViratKohli (@imVkohli) August 25, 2020
— 𝑫𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒕𝒉𝑲𝒂𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒏𝒂 (@IamDimuth) August 25, 2020
England’s fluffy-haired medium-fast bowler a true ambassador of the game.
Congratulations @jimmy9 600 Test wickets 👍🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1st Fast bowler to achieve this Milestone U r a Great Ambassador of this beautiful game of cricket 🏏 Stay Blessed
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) August 25, 2020
#600JA Couldn’t be a greater ambassador for Test Cricket than James Anderson! He’s an excellent example to young kids that to win a Cricket Oscar be great in Test Cricket!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) August 25, 2020
Sir Vivian Richards on James Anderson 600 mark.
— Sir Vivian Richards (@ivivianrichards) August 25, 2020