England’s highest wicketkeeper ever James Anderson illuminate the Trent Bridge on day 2 of the current first Test against India in Nottingham. Anderson brought England back in the match after a great opening (97 runs) over Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
The ‘Burnley Express’ took two consecutive wickets in the 41st over of India’s first innings. Anderson fired Cheteshwar Pujara and Indian captain Virat Kohli with successive deliveries to send shock waves to the Indian camp.
Anderson sends Kohli back for a golden duck, and just after catching the ‘big fish’, the right bow jumps in joy and celebrates it like a debutant. Anderson goes for a wobbly seam and throws the ball on the uncertainty corridor outside the stump. It turned out that the red ladder would come in, but after throwing, the ball bounced off and Kohli pulled in the forward push, only to find an edge.
After the end of the game, Anderson revealed the reason behind his ‘animated celebration’, which fans do not see often. The 39-year-old said Kohli’s wicket was very special as the Indian captain is such an influential cricketer. Anderson said it was an ‘outburst of emotion’ as the two quick wickets shifted momentum to England.
“We knew if we got one wicket, we could get a group – and that’s what we did. We did a very good job as a group. I thought it was a very good fightback. It was important to get some such fast, especially Virat, as he was such an influential player for them. It is always good to get him early, “he said. says Anderson as quoted by SkySports.
“It was really an outburst of emotion, to get the team back in the game and bring out their best player,” he added.
India scored 125/4 on the second day, which was particularly affected by the rain and washed down the entire third session.