Anderson, enjoying in his 156th match, grew to become the primary seamer to seize 600 wickets within the sport’s longest format, as England settled for a draw towards Pakistan after a rain-hit last day of the third Test on Tuesday.
The 38-year-old’s feat left him fourth within the record of main Test wicket-takers, with solely spin bowlers Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619) forward of him.
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“He’s set the bar a bit like Sachin has,” McGrath, who beforehand held the file for many wickets by a tempo bowler with 563, informed the BBC.
“No one is ever going to catch Sachin in Test cricket for the quantity of runs he is scored (15,921) and the matches he is performed (200). Jimmy’s completed the identical for quick bowling.
“I did not have the talent stage Jimmy has. When he is swinging that ball, each methods, in management, there is not any one higher.”
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Former England skipper Michael Vaughan mentioned they had been “witnessing true greatness”.
“I’d be mendacity if I mentioned we thought we had a bowler that will get this many wickets. We thought we had a bowler of nice promise and talent.
“I by no means in my wildest desires thought 17 years later we might be speaking about him attending to 600.”
Stuart Broad mentioned he had been impressed by Anderson all through his profession.
“He’s a job mannequin to observe for each English cricketer… He’s at all times looking to be higher and higher and 600 will not be the stopping of him.”