BanglaHunt Desk: James Anderson made history. He became the first pace bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket. The 38-year-old England pacer had several obstacles in his 600-wicket haul. At first, the rain kept coming and stopping the game. Second, Pakistan batsman Azahar Ali survived at the crease with a strong hand. On the other hand, his teammates missed one catch after another. But nothing could stop James Anderson. He became the first pace bowler to take 600 wickets in Test cricket.
Anderson took 599 wickets in Southampton's third Test against Pakistan on Monday. Then the rain started and the game stopped. As a result, James Anderson's special example came to a halt. But that special moment came within a few overs of the start of the game. James Anderson joined the festivities after Pakistani batsman Azahar Ali touched the bat and the ball was caught in the palm of England's Joe Root. He became the first Test cricketer to take 600 wickets.
James Anderson became the fourth wicket-taker in the world with 600 wickets. Anderson is followed by Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619). However, all three of them were spin bowlers and Anderson was the first to establish this reputation as a pace bowler.