James Anderson, the evergreen fast bowler from England, has not lost his spark despite his growing age, recently celebrated his 40th birthday.
London: James Anderson, the evergreen fast bowler from England, has not lost his spark despite his growing age. He is gearing up to play Test cricket at the age of 40 as England is set to play its first Test against South Africa beginning on August 17 at Lord’s.
“Definitely not after that because no-one will be stupid enough.” Everything that has gone on in the world with franchise cricket, the hundred short forms of the game, I can’t see anyone wanting to play Test cricket for this long, “Anderson said.
Talking about his long career, Anderson said: “I feel proud to have got to where I have. I feel fortunate as well that I’ve still got the love for the game and the desire to get better and still do the training and nets.
As a result, you start slowing down and winding down with many individuals because that’s the first thing to go. But I believe that passion is still present for me and my body is still in good shape to play competitive cricket.
Trent Boult of New Zealand asked to be released from his central contract in order to play in more T20 leagues around the world, and England bowler James Anderson expressed his disappointment at this request. Boult and the New Zealand Cricket Board came to an agreement. Although this simply “seriously” lowers his availability; it does not mean that his international career is over.
Jimmy Anderson, the old war horse, recently celebrated his 40th birthday and is ready to give a tough time to Proteas batters in the upcoming Test series.