Former Indian middle-order batsman VVS Laxman was in awe of James Anderson’s performance on day three of the first Test against India in Nottingham. James Anderson’s disciplined efforts kept England’s heads above water as they outscored India for 278 in the first innings, with a lead of 95. But VVS Laxman could not stop him from praising the veteran for his excellence.
On day three of the first Test against India in Nottingham, EnglandJames Anderson became the third highest wicket in cricket history by ending KL Rahul’s resistance at 84. He caught another wicket to make 621 when India were bowled out for 278.
On day two, the Lancashire sailor brought the hosts back into the game by removing Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in consecutive deliveries. Anderson won the battle significantly against the latter by dismissing him for a golden duck. This left the visitors at 112-4 after being 97-0 before lunch. Eventually he finished with figures of 23-8-54-4 and picked up the most key wickets.
VVS Laxman tackled his official Twitter handle, noting that James Anderson has been relentlessly striving for excellence for the past 18 years. That’s why the 47-year-old praised Anderson’s longevity, despite missing Mohammed Shami’s bat. Laxman believes the veteran deserves the achievement in full.
Below is the appreciation tweet from VVS Laxman for James Anderson:
18 years of hunger and relentless pursuit of excellence at the highest level. For any bowler it is a special effort, but for a fast bowler it is extra special.
Congratulations to James Anderson with the 3rd highest wicketkeeper of all time. Richly earned. pic.twitter.com/2Ot6FYydcg
VVS Laxman (@ VVSLaxman281) 6 August 2021