Cricketers past and present congratulate Jimmy Anderson on his 500th Test wicket
It took him 129 Test matches.
James Anderson became the first England bowler in history to reach 500 Test match wickets after bowling Kraigg Brathwaite out at Lord’s.
Knocking the middle stump back in the West Indies’ second innings, Anderson reached the landmark in his 129th Test, the third between the sides this series.
Many current and former professional cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate Anderson, who is sixth on the all-time Test wickets list.
Oooo Jimmy Jimmy.. jimmy jimmy jimmy Anderson.. Congrats @jimmy9 your are special!!🍾#500— Morne Morkel (@mornemorkel65) September 8, 2017
Eoin Morgan described it as: “an incredible achievement”.
Well done @jimmy9 ... Pleasure to watch ... #500— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) September 8, 2017
Well done @jimmy9 500 test wickets NICE !!!— Phil Tufnell (@philtufnell) September 8, 2017
Meanwhile one of Australia’s quickest, Brett Lee, showed his respect for Jimmy’s achievement too.
Well done mate on the 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ test wickets @jimmy9— Brett Lee (@BrettLee_58) September 8, 2017
And former county cricket player Simon Hughes pointed out the “perfect symmetry” of the landmark.
Jimmy Anderson's 1st Test wicket was also a no1 batsman clean bowled at Lords. Perfect symmetry by a beautifully oiled machine.— simon hughes (@theanalyst) September 8, 2017