I don’t remember having a specific game plan against Sachin Tendulkar: James Anderson

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Published July 11, 2024 at 2:28pm

Update July 11, 2024 at 2:29pm

    Anderson's career would end after England’s first test

    Debutant Gus Atkinson picked up 7 wickets

    I’d try and get Sachin out LBW early: Anderson

The long and illustrious career of English pacer James Anderson would come to an end after England’s first test against West Indies being held at Lord’s. Whether Anderson would be able to go past Shane Warne’s record of 708 wickets was a matter of keen interest for all fans. However debutant Gus Atkinson has made that outcome rather unlikely by picking up 7 wickets in the first innings. 

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar’s heartfelt tribute to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after T20 World Cup victory

Anderson made his debut in 2003 and has played 187 matches. In an interaction with Sky Sports, Anderson threw light on who he felt was the toughest batsman to bowl to in his career. “The best batter I would have to say is Sachin Tendulkar. I don’t remember having a specific game plan against Sachin Tendulkar. Once he came on, I would just think that I cannot bowl a bad ball here, he was that kind of player. He was a key for India as well. If you get him out in India, the whole atmosphere, in the ground changes. He was such a big wicket. You just try bowling your best ball, top of off-stump, the whole time and hope he misses a straight one. In England, he might knick the odd one out, but generally, I’d try and get him out LBW early. I had some success against him, but he had success against me as well. He got runs against us quite a lot,” Anderson said. 

I don’t remember having a specific game plan against Sachin Tendulkar: James Anderson

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    Anderson's career would end after England’s first test

    Debutant Gus Atkinson picked up 7 wickets

    I’d try and get Sachin out LBW early: Anderson

The long and illustrious career of English pacer James Anderson would come to an end after England’s first test against West Indies being held at Lord’s. Whether Anderson would be able to go past Shane Warne’s record of 708 wickets was a matter of keen interest for all fans. However debutant Gus Atkinson has made that outcome rather unlikely by picking up 7 wickets in the first innings. 

Also Read: Sachin Tendulkar’s heartfelt tribute to Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli after T20 World Cup victory

Anderson made his debut in 2003 and has played 187 matches. In an interaction with Sky Sports, Anderson threw light on who he felt was the toughest batsman to bowl to in his career. “The best batter I would have to say is Sachin Tendulkar. I don’t remember having a specific game plan against Sachin Tendulkar. Once he came on, I would just think that I cannot bowl a bad ball here, he was that kind of player. He was a key for India as well. If you get him out in India, the whole atmosphere, in the ground changes. He was such a big wicket. You just try bowling your best ball, top of off-stump, the whole time and hope he misses a straight one. In England, he might knick the odd one out, but generally, I’d try and get him out LBW early. I had some success against him, but he had success against me as well. He got runs against us quite a lot,” Anderson said. 

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