“GOAT Test bowler” – Fans react to James Anderson’s 20th anniversary of his Test debut

England’s legendary fast bowler James Anderson is undoubtedly the best fast bowler in the longest format of the game. At the age of 40 when fast bowlers tend to call it quits from the sport, James Anderson has shown that he can still give it all in Test cricket.

It is not easy for a fast bowler to maintain fitness and physique for such a long period of time. Meanwhile, James Anderson has perfected the art of bowling marathon spells with such ease.

He is the leading-wicket-taking fast bowler in the history of Test cricket. The right-arm paceman is widely regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time.

On this day 20 years ago, James Anderson made his Test debut

The experienced campaigner has by far played 179 Tests, 194 ODIs and 19 T20Is. He has taken as many as 685 wickets in red-ball cricket including 32 five-wicket hauls and 3 ten-wicket-hauls.

On the other hand, he has taken 269 wickets in the 50-over format including two fifers. As far as the T20I format is concerned, he played only 19 games wherein he took 18 wickets to his credit.

On this day, 20 years ago, Jimmy Anderson made his Test debut for the England cricket team and the rest is history. He went on to become the best-ever fast bowler in the history of England cricket in Tests.

England cricket team largely benefitted from the pacer’s services in the last two decades. James Anderson will be looking forward to weaving the magic with the ball in the upcoming Ashes series against the Aussies.

As a tail-ender, he possesses an incredible record for being unbeaten on a record 107 times, the most by any cricketer in the history of Test cricket. He scored one fifty to his name, registering his personal best score of 81.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to James Anderson’s 20th anniversary

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