England’s James Anderson Becomes 1st Pacer in Cricket History to Pick 700 Test Wickets

Dharmsala: England’s James Anderson created history at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday (March 9) as he became the first-ever fast bowler to take 700 Test wickets.

The 41-year-old reached this landmark by dismissing Kuldeep Yadav on Day 3 of the fifth and final Test against hosts India.

Anderson achieved the Himalayan feat in the Himalayan region of Dhamasala. with the mountains in the backdrop at the scenic venue.

The legendary fast bowler is the third man after Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and leg-spinner Shane Warne (708) to achieve the feat.

Anderson made his debut as a fast bowler in 2003. He continues to be one of the leading bowlers in the Test format of the game. Since 2015, he has not played white-ball cricket for England.

Anderson has also become the first fast bowler to reach the 600 and 700-wicket milestones after former West Indies pacer Courtney Walsh got to 500 first.

Anderson grabbed his 700th Test wicket in just 186 matches.

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