Anderson opens up about his retirement plans
English fast bowler James Anderson revealed about his retirement plans at the International level after some rumours about his retirement in the last few days.
England’s right-arm fast bowler James Anderson is undoubtedly one of the greatest fast bowlers in the modern day cricket. In the recent times, he is been dealing with some injury issues and importantly he had to miss the entires Ashes series due to the inury.
For the past couple of days, there had been some rumours going around that the fast bowler is going to quit the International cricket. The fast bowler himself opened up about his retirement and said that he wants to play till 40 at the International level.
“I’m going to look into how [Manchester United legend] Ryan Giggs was able to play football at the highest level until he was 40. That’s what I’d like to do,” Anderson told to The Sun.
“I am meeting the physios and medical people this week to map out a programme to try to make sure I’m fit for the tour to New Zealand. The Test squad leaves on November 6. I’m 37 now, and it definitely feels possible to play until I’m 40, if the hunger is still there. And it certainly is at the moment.”
When asked about the England’s failure to recapture the Ashes and Joe Root’s captaincy, the fast bowler backed him to continue the captaincy stinct.”There are some mutterings about Joe’s future as captain. But I think he is doing a very good job. We’ve had a couple of tough years, especially since Cooky [Alastair Cook] retired and we’ve been trying to find a couple of opening batsman.”