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Reactions to Jimmy Anderson announcing his retirement from Test cricket



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Cricket News: Widespread reaction to Jimmy Anderson announcing his retirement from Test cricket following first Test against West Indies

James Anderson’s 188th Test will be his last. The legendary pace bowler took to Instagram to announce his retirement following England’s first Test against the West Indies at Lord’s, which is where his career began 21 years ago.

“Hi everyone. Just a note to say that the first Test of the summer at Lord’s will be my last Test,” Anderson wrote in a post.

“It’s been an incredible 20 years representing my country, playing the game I’ve loved since I was a kid. I’m going to miss walking out for England so much. But I know the time is right to step aside and let others realise their dreams just like I got to, because there is no greater feeling.”

Anderson continued, “I couldn’t have done it without the love and support of Daniella, Lola, Ruby and my parents. A huge thank you to them. Also, thank you to the players and coaches who have made this the best job in the world.”

“I’m excited for the new challenges that lie ahead, as well as filling my days with even more golf.”

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years, it’s always meant a lot, even if my face often doesn’t show it.”

“See you at the Test.”

To this day, it is still hard to believe Anderson made his debut way back in 2003. For context, Facebook didn’t exist, while YouTube was still over two years away. The first iPhone was launched in 2007. The world underwent a huge digital transformation, as Anderson continued to go from strength to strength with his magnificent skill on display time and again.

Only Sachin Tendulkar has played more Tests than Anderson. Also, he has the most wickets of any pace bowler in history, becoming the first to notch 700. Part of Anderson’s remarkable journey is his record after turning 35, with 220 wickets at an average of 22.90, including 10 five-wicket hauls.

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Reactions to Jimmy Anderson announcing his retirement

Unsurprisingly, reactions were widespread following the announcement.

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