It is said that if the age is on the slope, then the person loses interest. However, James Anderson is still climbing. They are doing awesome Swabbing old records and choosing them in your name. If not sure, then see this figure of his performance in the gaol test against Sri Lanka.
In the first innings of the gaol test against Sri Lanka, this England fast bowler James Anderson took 6 wickets for 40 runs in 29 overs. Now forget these 6 wickets. The batsmen whose names were recorded in these wickets, whose wickets were taken by Anderson. Remember, just the real story behind it.
‘Old Lion’ taking 5+ wickets in Asia
The real story of Anderson’s 6 wickets in Gaul is that it has left him Sri Lanka, making him the oldest bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings. Yes, Anderson sir has done this amazing in 38 years and 177 days. In this case, he has hit the 32-year-old record of New Zealand fast bowler Richard Headley. In 1988, Headley took 5 wickets in 37 years and 145 days in a Test match played against India in Mumbai.
Second paceer taking 5 wickets 30 times
This is a story, just listen to another story of wickets for Anderson. The 6 wickets which Anderson took against Sri Lanka in the Gaul Test has made him the sixth Test bowler to take 5 plus wickets 30 times. However, he is only the second pacer to do so among these 6 bowlers. Before that, only Richard Headley had done 5 wickets 30 or more times.
Cena widens before India tour
The amazing thing is that the last time Anderson took even 5 wickets in Gaul in Asia. When the England team went to Sri Lanka in 2012. However, after Sri Lanka, England has to visit India. Anderson is part of the squad selected for the first two Tests against India. In such a situation, hunting 5 or more on Asian pitches, even before the coming of age in India, may not be good news for Team India.