Through joining in the elite club of 500 Test wickets, English pacer James Anderson is now regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers in the history of the game. the 33 year old touched the milestone in the last Test against West Indies.
Former England wicket keeper Alec Stewart has showered Anderson with appreciation after becoming the first English bowler to take 500 Test wickets.
Stewart said, “He’s a great of the game. His longevity is remarkable. If he plays for another four years he will get another 130-150 wickets. He looks after his body well and has a great appetite for the game. We are talking about a world great. He is up there with McGrath, Ambrose and Walsh.”
Stewart also praised his fitness level, said, “Once he goes past McGrath, he is 100% the best fast bowler ever and he deserves that. Every delivery as a fast bowler you put nine times your body weight through your hip, knee and ankle.”
“His skill levels are second to none. I was still playing when he made his debut. “He looked a good player but I never thought he’d get 500 wickets. He is a shy lad by nature, a fierce competitor, and he is getting better and better. He thinks he can play until 40,” he concluded.