England’s veteran right-arm pacer James Anderson recently overtook former Indian leg-spinner, Anil Kumble, to become the third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket. He has 621 scalps in 303 matches, including thirty-five wicket hauls and three ten-wicket hauls. Anderson is 39-year old but still has the zeal to bowl long overs in Test matches and make the ball talk.
The Virat Kohli and James Anderson rivalry on the field goes back to the 2014 India tour of England. Anderson dismissed Virat four times in five Test matches, that series. Since then, the English pacer did not have any success against the Indian skipper. Finally, in the first Test, Anderson got the better of Kohli.
WOWWWW! 🔥@jimmy9 gets Kohli first ball and Trent Bridge is absolutely rocking!
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 5, 2021
The Barmy Army, took to Twitter to praise the veteran English pacer. They posted a morphed image of “68-year-old Anderson celebrating the wicket of Virat Kohli Jr”. The Barmy Army wrote, “The year is 2050 and a 68-year-old Jimmy Anderson has taken his 1,500th Test Wicket snicking off Virat Kohli Jr first ball.”
See Barmy Army’s tweet here:
The year is 2050 and a 68 year-old Jimmy Anderson has taken his 1,500th Test Wicket snicking off Virat Kohli Jr first ball. pic.twitter.com/JwKQhataCY
— England's Barmy Army (@TheBarmyArmy) August 9, 2021
The netizens were unimpressed with Barmy Army’s post. They bashed the England cricket team’s fan club for taking a dig at the Indian skipper. The comment section was flooded with Indian cricket fans, trolling Anderson and the Barmy Army.
Here is how the netizens reacted to Barmy Army’s Twitter post:
A fan pointed out Virat Kohli’s average against James Anderson in test cricket. He wrote, “Virat Still avg 45+ Avg against him And he owned him 2018 and Still 9 innings left in 2021 forgot this ???”
Jaa na bey Virat Still avg 45+ Avg against him And he owned him 2018 and Still 9 innings left in 2021 forgot this ??? pic.twitter.com/2ToHHrOjXb
— 𝓱𝓪𝓻𝓼𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓲 (@harshiniii_) August 9, 2021
The 61 year old Virat Kohli has made his 200th century.This is his 50th century against England. It is raining runs at the Lord's.
— Vanshikaaaaaa (@18_vanshika) August 9, 2021
And rishabh pant Jr hiting reverse lap on the new ball to jimmy🤘
— Raj Suryawanshi (@iamrajs0) August 9, 2021
This year is 2050 and a 18 year old pant jr has hit 3 consecutive sixes to 61 year old Jimmi Clouderson on reverse sweep…India is 4-0 in this tour but rain might save Eng from from cleen sweep in 6 consecutive tour
— Muhbola Boyfriend (@funnyDrugDler) August 9, 2021
— Second Slip (@santhosh_prn) August 9, 2021
And Dom Sibley is batting and has scored 7 from 18,750 balls.
— Mark Bingley 💙 (@bingley11) August 9, 2021