Best friends and England’s legendary pacers James Anderson and Stuart Broad got into a hilarious banter over Kevin Sinclair’s cartwheel celebration.
The West Indies off-spinner gripped and wowed the world with his amazing cartwheel and backflip celebration after taking the wicket of Usman Khawaja in the Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane. No
No sooner had Khawaja’s catch been taken at first slip off Sinclair’s bowling than the West Indies spinner brought out the astounding celebration. He did a cartwheel and then a backflip which got the commentators wild and the crowd amazed.
Stuart Broad posted the video of this celebration, asking James Anderson to do the same when he gets his 700th Test wicket.
In his Instagram story, Broad wrote, “Sort of want this to be @jimmya9 cele when he gets to 700 Test poles.”
Replying to Broad’s wish, James Anderson, aged 41, wrote, “I’ll get practicing. Then pray for some wickets.”
Stuart Broad retired last year with 604 wickets to his name in 167 Tests, while James Anderson is still part of the England squad, and currently sits on 690 scalps in 183 Tests. Only Shane Warner (708) and Muralidaran (800) have more Test wickets than Anderson.
England exclude James Anderson from first Test vs India; Nasser Hussain disagrees
England omitted James Anderson from the first Test against India in Hyderabad. England went with only pacer in Mark Wood, while opted for three spinners – debutant Tom Hartley, one-Test-old Rehan Ahmed to pair with Jack Leach, and Joe Root is the 4th spinner.
Former captain and now commentator Nasser Hussain didn’t concur with this move.
Hussain said: “Anderson’s skills in the sub-continent have been exceptional in the last few years. He is England’s greatest ever bowler. I said before the game I would have played Anderson. I was a bit surprised at the balance of the side because with Root in India it is four spinners and one seamer. Anderson gives you control. It doesn’t even have to be him, it can be (Ollie) Robinson, just another seamer.”
India piled up 436 in response to England’s first innings score of 246.