England's team is struggling in the Test series against India. The English team captained by Joe Root is 2–1 behind in the series and most of the players are struggling a lot in private. Amidst all this, the team's most experienced players and the most successful fast bowler in Test cricket history, James Anderson, are achieving new positions. At the age of 38, Anderson remains the world's leading fast bowler and once again showed his ability in the first innings of the fourth Test. With this, Anderson achieved a feat that had only come in the form of great bowlers such as Glenn McGrath and Wasim Akram.
Anderson had already shocked India in the first over on the first day of the last Test in Ahmedabad. This right-handed veteran fast bowler sent India's young opener Shubman Gill to the pavilion without opening an account on only the third ball. After such a start, on the second day, Anderson kept troubling the Indian team and once again got its reward. A special achievement that came together.
900 wickets completed in international cricket
India lost the wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in the first session of the second day. Rohit Sharma was on the other side, but Andersaran and Ben Stokes were not giving him a chance. However, Ajinkya Rahane played some excellent counter-attack shots and tried to put the pressure back on England. Before Rahane could bring India to a safe position, in the last over before lunch, Anderson had Rahane caught out at slip.
With Rahane taking the wicket, Anderson achieved a special place in international cricket. This was Anderson's 900th wicket in international cricket. He is only the third fast bowler to do so after McGrath and Akram.
Muralitharan at the forefront
Glenn McGrath has 949 wickets in 376 matches, while Akram has taken 916 wickets in 460 matches. At the same time, Anderson completed 900 wickets in his 373rd match. The record of the highest 1347 wickets is in the name of Sri Lankan great spinner Muthayar Muralitharan. After them Shane Warne (1001) and Anil Kumble (956) are part of this list.