The pace sensation of South Africa, Dale Steyn is delighted with the success of English pace bowler, James Anderson. Steyn shared rich praises on the Anderson who is on the brink to break another record.
James Anderson has 557 Test wickets and is only behind six scalps to take over the record of Australian pace stat, Glenn McGrath. The Australian right-arm seamer, Glenn McGrath holds the record of most wickets in Test format by any fast bowler.
McGrath is confident that once the record breaks, the new record set by James Anderson will be unbreakable record then. He cited the examples that nowadays hardly a player makes 100 Test appearances and that seems to be a record in itself in the gentleman’s game.
“Anderson deserves everything he gets, and even though he is an Englishman I am happy for him when he goes past my record and becomes the most prolific fast bowler in Test history,” he wrote in Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper.
“I have an awful lot of respect for Jimmy. Good luck to him. I believe once he goes past me he will never be unbreakable,” he added.
“Records are nice, and I’ve been very proud to have taken more wickets than any fast bowler in Test history, but any high is there to be beaten, and I will be equally proud of Jimmy when he goes past me because the fast bowlers’ union has to stick together, whichever country we come from,” he stated.
Dale Steyn on the record of James Anderson
While reacting on the post regarding the six scalps which Anderson needs, a fan of Steyn wrote that thing would have been different if Steyn would not have injured himself. He commented on the post shared by a top cricketing website, Circle of Cricket.
“If only Dale Steyn weren’t injury ridden. Pity.”
The Instagram post garnered the attention of South African speedster, Dale Steyn who feels that story still would have been similar.
“Even without the injury, it would be tough to beat. Eng and Aus average 16-20 Tests a year, SA average 10-12,” he said.
Dale Steyn is hopeful that new young buds of South Africa will be able to break this record one day. He is optimistic that especially Kagiso Rabada will do it.
“Cheers, Bud! Appreciate It. Let’s hope we get more games, so guys like KG etc have a chance at being not just local legends, but world greats.”