Veteran England pacer James Anderson has answered retirement questions and indicated that he is not trying to cut down the pace in the middle. Widely regarded as the best fast bowler in red-ball cricket, Anderson has so far taken 657 wickets in 172 Czech matches. He was part of the England XI for the rescheduled fifth check match in opposition to India at Edgbaston and claimed five wickets in the first innings.
The 39-year-old loved a wonderful rivalry with the former India captain Virat Kohli Whole year and he still wants to bowl against that batsman.
talking to sony Sports Activities During the recently concluded ODI series between India and England, Anderson was requested about his retirement option and he replied, “Actually, I have no idea. I might like to bowl to Virat once again. So, maybe I’ll be ready for the next tour. ,
The Kohli vs Anderson rivalry began on India’s 2014 tour of England where the veteran pacer got the better of the four-time batsman Maverick. Kohli’s tour was forgettable but he bounced again and did not give Anderson his wicket in the 2016 (Away), 2018 (Away) and 2021 (Nis) series. Nevertheless, the tempo great dismissed Kohli twice in India’s 2021-22 tour of England.
According to reports, India and England will play a Czech series against each other later in 2024 and Anderson’s statements indicate that he is trying to play it.
Earlier, many former cricketers felt that the Edgbaston check could be the final chapter of the Kohli vs Anderson rivalry.
“The more you watch this fight, the more you will enjoy it. If in a competition, the figures for rival players are almost equal, it will be attention-grabbing. Maybe this is the last time you run to see this contest. Since Anderson is not enjoying the matches again and again and someday in future he should say goodbye to this game. Maybe that time is very near. Maybe this is the last time you will get to see this match because The next time India take on England after this series, there will be a long gap. This time it will be an exciting match.